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What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that gives young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. It consists of work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Are you eligible?

Traineeships are for young people who are:
  • not employed and have little work experience but who are focused on getting a job
  • aged 16–19 year and qualified below level 3 OR
  • aged 19 to 23 year olds and qualified below level 2 OR
  • aged up to 25 with a Learning Difficulty Assessment
Check the Traineeships Factsheet to see if you are eligible and whether a Traineeship is right you.

What are the benefits of a Traineeship?

  • Puts you in a better position to compete for an Apprenticeship or other job
  • Builds your CV and gives you vital work experience with employers
  • Improves your English and maths skills to boost your chances of getting a job
  • At the end of the work experience placement you’ll get a job interview with the company if a role becomes available or a reference and an exit interview

How do you find a Traineeship?

If you think a Traineeship could be the right route for you, there are three options available:
  • Register on the Apprenticeships vacancies free online service where Traineeship opportunities are advertised or start your search here
  • Contact Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation on 0151 707 8775 who can email you a list of local colleges and training providers who offer Traineeships
  • If you are in receipt of benefits you should speak to your individual Jobcentre Plus adviser
Download Traineeships Factsheet  

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