Traineeships

Traineeships - What are they? and what's in it for me?

Overview

A fully funded Government backed program designed to help you grow your business by offering young people real work experience and the opportunity of a career.

Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds – or 25 year olds with an education, health and care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.

What’s in it for me?

A traineeship:

  • Get £1,000 for each traineeship you can provide (Max 10)
  • Get up to 10 extra people in your team without any extra wage bill*
  • An opportunity for you to directly support our region’s bounce back
  • Help develop the next generation of our region’s entrepreneurs

What’s my commitment?

When offering a traineeship work placement you need to provide:

  • A real career opportunity for up to 10 young people
  • safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience
  • In conjunction with the training provider provide individual(s) from your business to provide coaching, mentoring and support
  • constructive feedback and advice to the trainee
  • an interview for an apprenticeship or job in your business at the end of the traineeship if one is available
  • an exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available

Although traineeships are free to your business, to get the most from them you may want to support trainees with expenses, such as transport and meals.

Designing the programme

Traineeships are flexible. You can adjust the programme as you go to make sure you and the trainee get the most out of it.

Before proceeding there are two questions that you need to think about.

They are:

  1. Have you identified suitable individual(s) for the traineeship(s)
  2. Do you have a job description for the traineeship?

If not, then you will need to create one, please click here for our template, which may help you.

Let’s assume that you answered Yes, to both of the above. Then the process would start where we would contact approved local trainingship providers and set up a virtual meeting at a time that suits you.

Get started

We specialise in providing access to Government programs to help you grow your business and the region bounce back.

Digital Future First is a part funded EU project; it’s partners (Supplaynt, DBFB and The Learning & Skills Academy) have access to many projects across the SEMLEP region and are here to support you and your business.

Contact us to check your eligibility now.

Find out more about Government Support

Although, we have access to a range of Government programs and incentives, you may want to look at the Government website.

See guidance and resources on good work experience including:

Get support to deliver work experience for people with learning difficulties or disabilities from:

Quick Fact Checker

  1. 1
    What's the Scheme?

    A fully funded Government backed program designed to help you grow your business by offering young people real work experience and the opportunity of a career.

  2. 2
    What's in it for me as Business Owner?
    • Get £1,000 for each traineeship you can provide (Max 10)
    • Get up to 10 extra people in your team without any extra wage bill*
    • An opportunity for you to directly support our region's bounce back.
    • Help develop the next generation of our region's entrepreneurs
  3. 3
    How do I apply?

    Contact us to check if you are eligible click here. 

    • Small Medium Enterprise based in the SEMLEP region (South East Midlands Local Enterprise partnership
    • Less than 250 full time equivalent employees.
    • Turnover of less than 43M EUR 
    • Micro businesses with less than 10 employees and either a turnover of up to 2M EUR
  4. 4
    What's my commitment?

    When offering a traineeship work placement you need to provide:

    • safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience
    • a minimum of 70 hours of work experience - but no more than 240 hours for benefit claimants - over the duration of the traineeship (maximum of one year) and as agreed with the traineeship provider
    • constructive feedback and advice to the trainee
    • an interview for an apprenticeship or job in your business at the end of the traineeship if one is available
    • an exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available

    The traineeship is free to your business, but you may support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.

  5. 5
    Find out more

    Please click the button below to check your eligibility.

Book your FREE meeting with me to find out more on Traineeships

Looking for TraineeshipApprenticeship Support?

Apprenticeships/

16 yr old and over can gain the skills and qualifications needed by businesses with a combination of flexible on-the-job and off-the-job learning.

Graduate Placements /

Coming soon Graduate programmes last up to 10 weeks. You only pay 40% of the total employment cost which gives you a unique chance to get some serious talent on a project.

In-work Training/

Coming soon Training that will help you refresh and build on your existing skills in order to help you in your job.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships/

Coming soon The Knowledge Transfer Partnership project is shared by the business and by Innovate UK who contribute 50-67% of support to help businesses grow.

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The intention of traineeships

Reduce the number of young people who are unemployed, not in education or in training.
Encourage 16-24 year olds to participate in training and education.
Secure young people’s progression to a positive outcome as quickly as possible
Helping the region bounce back

Speed up business. Reduce Risk.

Digital Future First is the best brokerage service company I have ever worked with and I highly recommended for all size of companies.

 

Jane Smith  – ABC Capital Inc.

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Whether you have a question about traineeships, apprenticeships, training, eCommerce, or anything else, our team is ready to answer all your questions.

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