What is a Traineeship?
Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’. Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, transferable skills (English and maths) and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job. Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.
With Traineeships, businesses can develop the next generation of employees, ensuring a pipeline of talented young people with the personal and practical skills and experience required in the labour market.
What is asked from the Employer?
- Employers need to commit to a high quality work experience placement which should last between six weeks to six months.
- The work placement should conclude with an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available – and a reference at the end of the placement.
- Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships but are encouraged to support trainees with expenses such as transport.
- Provide a minimum of 30 hours a week work experience. A proportion of the trainee’s time will be spent with PGL Training developing their employability skills. The amount of time spent on work placement and with PGL will vary from trainee to trainee, depending on individual requirements.
Who are Traineeships for?
Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
Traineeships can only be delivered by Training Providers that have been graded as Outstanding or Good by Ofsted. PGL Training were awarded a Good grade in August 2013.
Contact PGL Training to find out how you can take on your first trainee and help develop talented young people with the practical skills for the workplace.