Traineeship information for employers
Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for your workforce to get to know potential employees before committing to employment offers.
You can support a Traineeship for a person aged 16 to 24, they will be motivated to get a job or an Apprenticeship but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for at this level.
A Traineeship normally last between 6 weeks and 6 months
There are many reasons why you could benefit from a Traineeship. Please see Benefits of Supporting a Trainee
You don't have to pay a trainee or pay for expenses..but you can if you would like to.
We can help you to find out what you need to take your next step and shape a Traineeship for you and your business.
As the employer you should be willing and able to support work experience and the work preparation. Other skills may be completed in the College or Training Provider.
Please see our Guide ‘Steps to Employing a Trainee‘
For more information, contact us.
Steps to supporting a Traineeship
1 - Contact Skill Up Apprenticeship and Skills Adviser
Contact Marie Howard
to arrange an appointment telephone or face to face. Marie will then take you through the following steps:
2 - Explore and find out
Explore the challenges that you face with recruitment and skills gaps within your organisation. Find out if the traineeship route is the right one for your business or if there is another skills solution needed
3 - Find Out about training provision
Marie will be able to let you know about the training provision available in the local area
4 - Funding
Marie can explain to you how the funding works
5 - Introductions
Marie can introduce you to a number of local colleges and or training providers who will then be able to talk to you in more detail about their individual delivery models and costs *these will vary between training providers
6 - advertise your vacancy
The Training Provider or College will then help you to advertise your vacancy through the Find an apprenticeship website.
7 - training plan and any initial assessments
If an existing member of staff, the training organisation will talk both the employer and individual through the training plan and any initial assessments required.
8 - Traineeship agreement
Once you have selected your apprentice, make an apprenticeship agreement with them. Your Training Organisation can help with this.
9 - Ongoing Support
Through out your Apprenticeship and skills journey your chosen training provider will be on hand to offer support and advice. At any time you can always get back in contact with Marie for free impartial advice and guidance.
benefits TRainees can bring to your business
Raise staff morale
Part of your recruitment process
Match the skills of employees to the skills you need
Improve your company image
Reduce staff turnover
Increase your diversity
working trail for potential member of staff
Costs for employers
The only cost for supporting a traineeship is
- any equipment the trainee may need
- supervising the trainee
- possibly covering travel costs
DORSET AND SOMERSET TRAINING PROVIDER NETWORK
THE NETWORK FOR INSPIRED LEARNING
All of your local training providers working together to ensure we have the highest quality training to meet then needs of our local community and employers skills needs.
The network comprises of 42 colleges and independent training providers. For more information on the training that the DSTPN offer or support with engaging in other training provision outside of the Network Marie or Jane will be able to support your Apprenticeship and Skills journey, whether an individual or employer
APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLS ADVISER