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​Traineeships – Helping to build our future workforce

29th October 2013 by Joint Learning

Joint Learning are launching their exciting Traineeships available to all of our existing employers now and soon be rolled out to new employers. 74% of employers say that experience is a significant factor when recruiting, but only 38% of young people feel ready for the workplace, the need to prepare young people for work is critical.

Traineeships will provide the essential experience and skills to make young people more employable and therefore ensuring businesses can develop the skilled workforces they need.

Employers are at the heart of Traineeships, which are already backed by over 150 companies.

What does a Traineeship involve?

Employers’ are integral to the success of Traineeships, They are designed for young people aged 16 to 23 who are interested in getting into work but who may support with gaining the relevant skills, qualifications and training.

Each Traineeship will provide a young person with essential work preparation training including Maths and English, alongside high quality work experience provided by the employer which can last from six weeks to six months. The work preparation element will ensure the individual has the skills and confidence needed for an Apprenticeship.

What are the benefits of Traineeships to businesses?

Traineeships will ensure that employers can grow the talented workforce needed for future business success. The Traineeship will be run by Joint Learning, but employers will need to take an active role to tailor the programme with additional content to ensure it meets individual, business and local area needs.

Training costs for Traineeships are funded by the Government and employers are not required to pay the individual during the work placement, though businesses are encouraged to support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.

All the company needs to commit to is providing a high quality placement, a job interview if a role becomes available or an exit interview and a reference for the young person upon completion – It’s just that easy!

Businesses of any size can offer Traineeships, and play a key role in ensuring young people get the skills they need to progress.

How can employers sign up to the programme?

Simply give us a call on 0151 236 9550 or drop us an email on

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