What is a traineeship?
A traineeship is a skills development programme lasting a minimum of 8 weeks, including a work placement and is an exciting stepping stone, setting you up for your future career.
The programme will:
Build your confidence and employability
Support you with maths, English and digital skills
Develop your CV writing and interview techniques
Gain industry specific knowledge, skills and behaviours
Give you real work experience
Develop techniques to help you secure that job or apprenticeship
The traineeship was a lot of fun, a truly relaxed experience. Everyone on the traineeship team was very laid back and supportive.
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My confidence has improved so much since doing this traineeship and I was so happy to have been awarded Traineeship Learner of the Year!
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How will a traineeship help you
Who can apply?
You can apply for a traineeship if:
- You are unemployed and have little to no work experience required to get a job or apprenticeship
- You are aged 16-24 (in England)
- You are aged 16-18 (in Wales)
- You do not have a qualification higher than level 3
- You have been a resident in the UK for the past three years
What will I gain from my traineeship?
Our traineeships will provide a clear pathway to a work experience placement:
- Introduction to professional contacts
- Work place skills and industry knowledge
- Time management
- Interview and job research skills
- Digital skills
- A real job interview
What are my next steps after a traineeship?
Our traineeship will provide you with expert careers education, information, advice and guidance and prepare you for:
- Further education and training
Gain Skills. Get Ahead. Secure a Job.
Helping you develop and learn the essential skills that will help you progress in your career.
Classroom based learning
Real life work placement
Talk to us about a traineeship today.
Our expert team are on hand to talk to you about traineeships and offer advice. We offer traineeships in Birmingham, Gloucester and Wales.
Our most asked questions
Will I be paid for my traineeship?
No, you will not get paid. You will still receive any benefit that you are currently claiming as well as valuable work experience as part of your traineeship. However you may be eligible to claim your travelling expenses.
What is the content of a traineeship?
The content of a traineeship will be tailored to your individual needs, including:
– Work preparation training which ensures you are ready and have the confidence to take the first step in your career, such as an apprenticeship.
– English and maths support to help give you the literacy and numeracy skills needed for the workplace.
– A meaningful work experience placement which provides insight and experience of the world of work.
What will be my maximum hours of work?
Traineeships are a package combining real work with off the job training. You will not exceed 30 hours of training/work placement per week.
Do I get a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate for each qualification you successfully complete.
Who can I turn to for help?
Throughout your traineeship you should consult your tutor at Aspiration Training who will see you throughout your traineeship. You should also have access to a mentor in your work place.
Where will I study?
You will study at either one of our traineeship centers in Gloucester or Birmingham as well as doing some self-study from home.
Who will find my placement?
We will work with you to find a placement that can be tailored to meet your needs and prepare you for what businesses are looking for.
Will I get travel expenses?
Employers can support you with expenses such as transport and meals to and from the placement. You can discuss this with them at the start of your work experience.
Is a traineeship right for me?
Traineeships are the perfect solution for young people who are motivated to get a job but are held back by a lack of skills and experience. If you have been unsuccessful at applying for apprenticeship vacancies because of this reason then you may be a good candidate to enrol onto a traineeship.
Am I eligible?
Your eligibility will depend on your circumstances however these are the basic requirements. You must be living in England, aged between 16 and 24, not have previously completed a traineeship or apprenticeship and not hold a qualification up to or including a Level 3.
What happens when I complete my traineeship?
At the end of your traineeship if a position becomes available within the company you will be given an interview by the employer for that position. However if a vacancy has not become available the employer will still give you an interview and will give you feedback on your time with the company plus a formal reference. You will also be helped to look for an appropriate apprenticeship where this is agreed as an appropriate route for you.
Where can I do my traineeship?
We currently offer traineeships in three locations, Birmingham, Gloucester and Wales.