Traineeships 

What are Traineeships?

Traineeships are designed to help young people aged between 16 to 18 years old, in Wales, to prepare for employment or further learning and give them the chance to learn during placements with employers or community projects. 

A Traineeship is there to help you if you’d like get the skills you need to get a job or to move on to further learning at a higher level, such as an Apprenticeship or Further Education.

  • They help unemployed young people aged 16 to 18 in Wales to enter work or learning at a higher level. 

  • You do not need qualifications 

  • Training will be tailored to meet your needs  

  • You could go on to National Vocational Qualification Level 1 training, college or an Foundation Apprenticeship

Traineeships have 3 different levels to make sure that you get the support and encouragement you need to progress:


Engagement

  • This is for you if you are not sure what you want to do for a career or if you have certain barriers which prevent you from immediately taking part in employment or other learning. It will also prepare you for the world of work or full-time learning.

  • Engagement might include work placements, community projects, or training at the premises of your place of learning to help get you ready. It can also help when you have been offered a job which is dependent on a work trial or pre-employment probationary period.

  • You will need to attend between 12 and 21 hours per week for the Engagement level. However, part-time learning is available to fit your needs.

  • On the Engagement option of a Traineeship you will be paid an allowance of £30 a week.

Level 1

  • If you know what career at this level you want to follow and are ready and able to undertake full-time learning then you can access this level directly. Level 1 could also include work placements, community projects and training with your provider while you do an NVQ or other qualifications in the work area you have chosen.

  • You will normally need to attend between 30 and 40 hours per week for Level 1, depending on what type of training you do. However, part-time learning is available to fit your needs.

  • On a Level 1 options of a Traineeship you will get at least £50 per week, reduced for part-time attendance.  

Bridge to Employment

  • If you are ready for full-time employment, have completed the level 1 option and are still eligible for this programme, you can progress to the Bridge to Employment option. This will include level 2 training relevant to your chosen career.

  • You will normally need to attend between 30 and 40 hours per week for Bridge to Employment, depending on what type of training you do. However, part-time learning is available to fit your needs.

  • On the Bridge to Employment option of a Traineeship you will get at least £50 per week, reduced for part-time attendance. 

Interested? Then give us a call on 01686 610623 - we'd love to hear from you.

The Apprenticeship and Traineeship Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund.