Traineeships are an integrated education and training programme with real work experience, focusing on giving young people the specific skills that they will need and that you will be looking for in your future employees.
What is a Traineeship?
Traineeships are an integrated education and training programme with real work experience, focusing on giving 19-24 year olds the specific skills that they will need and that you will be looking for in your future employees. The programme gives you an opportunity to create a talent pool of high-quality recruits that you can nurture, develop and progress onto an apprenticeship.
The Traineeship programme is also an opportunity for 19-24 year olds to experience your industry sector and working environment, ensuring that they understand what skills are needed to progress onto an Apprenticeship and/or sustainable job, whether that is with your business or another employer.
Traineeships can last up to a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of twelve months and are made up of three main components. As your training provider, B-Skill will be responsible for:
- Work-Preparation Training
- English and Maths Support (if required)
- High-Quality Work Experience Placement with an Employer
At the end of their Traineeship, each trainee will be guaranteed a job interview, should a role become available in your company. By this time, they should understand and begin to demonstrate the relevant skills that you will be looking for in your next candidate.
Alternatively, an exit interview will be arranged to give the learner constructive written feedback to help them secure an Apprenticeship or alternative employment.
How is a Traineeship funded?
At the B-Skill Traineeship Academy, the funding for Traineeship programmes comes from the Adult Education Budget. There are three different aspects to this funding:
- Single Work-Placement and Work-Preparation Rate. In this instance, the funding is based on the cost of work placements (involving employers, establishing placements, monitor and mentor visits, supporting exit interviews) and typical delivery of work placement and work preparation aims.
- GCSE Maths and English (if required) or other qualifications to supports progress towards
- GCSE Maths and English at Grace C and above Flexible Element – Designed to help the learner move into work or remove any barriers that may be preventing them entering into work.