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Kick-start your career with a Traineeship

A Traineeship in the electrical industry is a great place to start to decide whether this is the right career choice for you.

What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a work placement programme designed to prepare participants for the world of work and give them a leg up towards an apprenticeship or starting role. Get work experience with an employer and work preparation training. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most of our traineeships last for less than 6 months.

Apprenticeship vs. Traineeship

The main difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that a traineeship can be within a broader range of occupations and is run either part-time or full-time, where you are employed and trained for typically between one to two months; compared to an apprenticeship, which covers skilled trades and takes up to 4 year.

Benefits of Traineeships

A Traineeship allows you to gain a nationally recognised qualification by combining employment and training.

You learn new skills in your workplace and you are paid for it! Traineeships provide knowledge and experience relevant to your career.

Apply for your Traineeship

Traineeship Eligibility

You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24
  • qualified up to and including Level 3 (equivalent to A Level)

What will I get?

  • help with getting work, such as writing a CV and finding a job
  • a work placement of 70 hours or more
  • help with the skills you’ll need for an apprenticeship or job in the area you want to work in
  • a job interview or feedback from an employer
  • help with English, maths and basic digital skills (if you need it)

Will I get paid?

You won’t get paid doing a traineeship, although your employer will sometimes cover the cost of things like food and travel (expenses). There may even be a job opportunity at the end of your traineeship.

Before you start

You need to register for your traineeship.

Start your Registration   

Do you need some advice?

Contact the National Careers Service for advice. If you’re receiving benefits, contact Jobcentre Plus to check if the traineeship will affect your claim.



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