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Traineeships are a combination of study and work experience, to give 16-24-year-olds the foundation they need to start their career by offering an insight into a variety of industries. 

  • Our traineeships have a blended delivery model, which will be tailored to the sector of your choice, with weekly mentor support.

  • Start dates are flexible and provide at least 100 hours of work placement for trainees.

  • Diagnostics allow us to also tailor content to the individual learner, based on their existing skills.

  • Traineeships last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, depending on needs, and enable learners to progress onto an apprenticeship.

  • Traineeships are open to 16-24-year-olds.

Maths skills

English skills

Preparing for work

Applications and CV prep

Receiving and actioning feedback


As well as focusing on employability skills, learners will study on one of the below pathways, which will be aligned to their work placement. This enables the traineeship to focus on a specific career and sector. Trainees can select additional modules and support as part of their programme.

  • Customer Service Skills (Level 1 and Level 2)
  • Accountancy (Level 2)

  • Digital Skills (Level 1 and Level 2)

  • Business Administration (Level 1 and Level 2)

Traineeships are a great way to get short term or temporary support for your business while giving work experience to a young person that will really make a difference to their future.

A traineeship benefits those employers that are not yet ready to offer an apprenticeship or employment, but instead would like to assess the fit and role of a new staff member without the commitment. Employers will benefit from a dedicated Employer Liaison Manager who will be on hand to help with any queries or issues that arise.

  • Opportunity to use the traineeship as a recruitment pathway to select great talent.
  • £1000 incentive support for each learner (up to 10).
  • Cost to recruit can be reduced if you choose to progress a trainee into employment or apprenticeships.
  • Programmes can be tailored to your specific business needs and we welcome co-design opportunities.
  • Trainee employers do not have to pay trainees for work experience but instead commit to providing reasonable expenses for travel, food and other related costs.
  • Give young people the opportunity they need to succeed.
  • Babington traineeships are delivered nationally, we have centres across the country.

A traineeship will give you the foundation you need to start your career, offering an insight into a variety of exciting industries. They enable you to gain real work experience alongside work-readiness skills and show employers what you can do in the workplace.

The length of commitment is relatively short, and the programme is fully funded by the government. With progression support, you’ll look to use that experience to move into the first step of your future career, which could either be full-time work or an apprenticeship. Traineeships also enable you to work towards a Level 2 in English and Maths, if you don’t already have the relevant qualifications!

  • Guaranteed interview with an employer.
  • Have a clearer idea of what industry you would like to work in.
  • Traineeships show commitment.
  • Fantastic route into employment, with potential tailored routeways.
  • Gain valuable experience.
  • Grow in confidence.
  • Improve your CV.
  • Receive support with job applications.
  • Develop your Maths and English skills.


We believe that smaller and more frequent placements, with more opportunity to act on feedback and embed learning, delivers the best experience for both our learners and the employers.

We also adjust the traineeship based on the individual e.g. if they have existing Maths skills, we would reduce those sessions and potentially increase the placement time or sector-specific skills (digital skills, accountancy, business administration or customer service skills).

Each month they will complete modules, at their own pace, online. Their tutor is on hand to support and will have a scheduled session with them once a week to offer support and check progress.

Based on needs, the skills modules can include digital skills, accountancy, business administration, customer service or a mix of the 4. We’d be happy to design your traineeship to fit.

This learner journey illustration is for 16 weeks, but we can extend to 24 weeks or reduced to 6 weeks, based on your needs.


Get in contact with Babington to find out more about our traineeships: 0333 323 4050.



    You can only do a traineeship if you are aged between 16-24.

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