Government urges employers to embrace traineeships

The government is urging employers to get behind traineeships to help unlock the potential of motivated young people who are not yet work ready.

Created in order to help 16-23 year-olds gain the vital work experience needed in order to get an apprenticeship or other job traineeships offer young professionals training and work experience as well as English and maths qualifications.

Traineeships are delivered by training providers; the content of the course is tailored to the individual and the needs of the business.

Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock MP said: “We introduced traineeships to unlock the great potential of young people. Employers involved in the programme are now helping their trainees to develop the skills that are required in the workplace. They can then build on this and begin their career with an apprenticeship or other sustainable job.”

“With National Apprenticeship Week starting on the Monday, March 3 till Friday, March 7, there has never been a better time to start thinking about offering a traineeship or an apprenticeship.” He added.