Here at Northern Skills Group we also offer pre-apprentice traineeships to help you get on the right track to progression.

A traineeship, like an apprenticeship, offers learners the chance to study a combined curriculum of education and training and is designed for those aged 16-18 who have not achieved a Level 3 qualification or are aged 19-23 who have not yet achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

Combining key elements including work preparation training, English and mathematics (for those who need it), and a high quality work experience placement, a traineeship is the perfect stepping stone to get on track for an apprenticeship. Our traineeship programmes help you gain hands on experience of working in a business environment and teach key skills such communication, team working, presentation skills and problem solving.

A concept offered since Summer 2013, traineeships are generally set at 24 working hours per week (but can vary) and are unpaid, however can be completed in a range of subjects, allowing learners to progress onto an apprenticeship or employment.

Benefits include

  • Free qualifications
  • Free transport and student perks
  • Pre-organised work placement
  • Government benefits unaffected
  • Guaranteed exit interview from work placement
  • Progression to apprenticeships/jobs
To be eligible for a traineeship you must:

Be unemployed and have little or no work experience at time of application
Be between the age of 16-24 years old
Hold qualifications below the equivalent of two A levels or BTEC Level 3

New Traineeship opportunities will be available and posted on our website from September, contact a member of our team to find out more.