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What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a course with work experience that helps you prepare to move into work or an apprenticeship. Traineeships can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.

Who can do a Traineeship?

You can apply to do a traineeship if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 (or 25 if you have an EHCP) and qualified up to and including Level 3 (equivalent to A Level).
  • Some providers may have other specific criteria, so always check

What does a Traineeship involve?

A traineeship programme will help you develop the skills you need to find work, including CV writing, job searching and interview preparation.

You will also complete a work placement of 70 hours or more. You won’t be paid on this placement, but you’ll be gaining skills, experience and confidence.

As well as this, you’ll also get help to develop the sector-specific skills you need for the jobs or apprenticeships you’re looking for.

If you need it, help will also be provided with English, Maths and Digital Skills. Some providers will require you to complete functional skills alongside your traineeship if you don’t already have them.

More information about Traineeships

Find a traineeship – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Traineeships | GetMyFirstJob

Traineeships – Amazing Apprenticeships

Who offers Traineeships in Southampton?

There are lots of traineeship providers in and around Southampton who offer a range of programmes and opportunities. Find out more below:

Eastleigh College

Are you ready for a Traineeship at Eastleigh College?

A 13 week full time course designed to enhance your employability skills, offering quality work placement opportunities and an individual learning programme.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be between 16-24 years old
  • Currently not in employment but focused on gaining work
  • Have qualifications at Level 2 or above
  • Need to improve your English and Maths skills
  • Want to develop confidence, experience and work ready skills

If you are ticking all the boxes then starting a Traineeship at Eastleigh College could be the next step in your chosen career.

For more information please contact Karl Billington or Vicki Shrive



Tel: 02380 911254

Or visit the college website: www.eastleigh.ac.uk/careers/other-progression-opportunities1/course-listing/traineeship-in-employability-skills-part-time-faculty/

Fareham College

At Fareham College the Traineeship programmes available run for between 10-12 weeks and are specifically designed to support you in the development of vital employability skills helping you stand out to employers.

Providing a mixture of in-classroom learning and work experience placement a Traineeship will provide all the support you need to progress onto an Apprenticeship, into employment or another training course.

Current Traineeship pathways:

  • Digital
  • Construction
  • Customer service
  • Warehousing and Logistics

Website: Traineeships | Fareham College

Email: traineeships@fareham.ac.uk

Phone: 01329 815 200

Impact Futures

Impact Futures offer 3 pathways:

  • Health and social care (healthcare)
  • Health and social care (childcare)
  • Business Skills (customer Service)

These programs are 6 weeks long , weeks 1-4 will be vocational training around the pathway the individual has chosen , as well as optional functional skills and digital skills learning if needed.

Weeks 5-6 will be a quality work experience placement within a sector of interest to the learner.

The learner will receive a reference for the work experience and an exit interview as well as the accredited qualification in the pathway chosen.

Website: Traineeships for learners – Impact Futures

Email: HollyMarie.Angus@impactfutures.co.uk

Phone: 07548 222556

Kiwi Education

Kiwi Education’s traineeship programme is for 19-24 year olds and offers tailored support to help individuals find jobs or apprenticeships.

Website: Traineeships – Kiwi Education

Email: hello@kiwieducation.co.uk

Phone: 023 8017 0380

If you are a traineeship provider and would like your details to be included on this page, please contact us

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