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Traineeships – The Programme. Version 4 2/08/2013 Who are they for? Traineeships are designed for unemployed young people aged 16-23 who:  can secure.

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1 Traineeships – The Programme

2 Version 4 2/08/2013 Who are they for? Traineeships are designed for unemployed young people aged who:  can secure (after help on the traineeship programme) an Apprenticeship or job within six months of starting the traineeship.  are not “apprenticeship ready” NB: The age range ‘16-18’ refers to young people aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the relevant funding year. The age range ‘19-24’ refers to young people aged 19, 20 or 21or 22 or 23 on 31 August in the relevant funding year.

3 Version 4 2/08/2013 Duration The duration of traineeships will be a maximum of six months. The aim of traineeships is to secure young people’s progression to an apprenticeship or sustainable job as quickly as possible. Where young people successfully progress earlier than anticipated, we will ensure that this is counted as completing the traineeship. We expect the duration of the work placement within a traineeship to be at least six weeks and no more than five months.

4 Version 4 2/08/2013 Traineeships – indicative framework Employability Skills Maths & English Work Placement Flexible content – Employer decides Months Duration Interview Apprenticeship Job Learning

5 Version 4 2/08/2013 What is a Traineeship? – 4 elements A high quality work placement to give the young person meaningful experience, develop workplace skills, and provide an opportunity to prove themselves to an employer. A focused period of work preparation training.  This might focus on areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search, self-discipline and inter-personal skills. English and maths for young people who have not achieved a GCSE Grade C or equivalent. The flexibility to include other elements such as vocational/industry specific content & qualifications

6 Version 4 2/08/2013 Who are they for? For year olds, employers will have the flexibility to work with young people who have a full Level 2 qualifications but not full Level 3, reflecting the need for young people aged to undertake high quality work experience in preparation for employment. For year olds, the programme will be available only for those who have not yet achieved their first full Level 2 qualification.

7 Version 4 2/08/2013 Who are they for? Need intensive Support (long way from Job Market) Apprenticeship/ Job Ready Need Support but; “work ready” in 6 months Initial Assessment is Key

8 Version 4 2/08/2013 Who can deliver traineeships In 2013/2014, providers are only eligible to deliver traineeship provision if they have achieved an Ofsted inspection grade of Outstanding (Grade 1) or Good (Grade 2). Apprenticeship providers must not use Apprenticeship budget to deliver traineeships. Provider traineeship allocations must be used for the sole purpose of delivering traineeships. If you are a lead provider with a funding agreement to deliver traineeships, you can subcontract to existing subcontractors who had been declared on the Subcontracting Register at 1st of June 2013.

9 Version 4 2/08/2013 Who is delivering in 13/14 The Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency have jointly published a list of providers who are eligible and their intention to deliver the Traineeships programme for the 2013/2014 year. The list of eligible providers and their intention to deliver can be found on the Skills Funding Agency website.list of eligible providers and their intention to deliver The list will be updated again in October for publication in November. If you want to ask any questions in relation to the list please contact

10 Traineeships – Employer benefits

11 Version 4 2/08/2013 Why employers should get involved Traineeships: Allow employers to open up their recruitment process to a wider range of candidates, enabling them to talent spot and reduce the risks of recruitment. Educate young people in how your business works and what would be expected of them in the workplace. Educate young people about your wider industry and encourage young people to consider a career in your industry. Provide development opportunities for existing staff as supervisors, mentors and managers. Could consolidate existing work experience programmes under funded traineeship brand.

12 Version 4 2/08/2013 Progression is realistic prospect Robust Initial assessment Know who the employer is Employer really involved Individualised ILP/ T Agreement Stimulating work placement Help & support young person Interest matched to employer No prospect of progression No initial Assessment Vague about the employer Minimal Employer involvement Generic ILP/No Agreement Boring work placement Extra pair of hands “Any old” work placement Proactive employer Passive employer Quality Interview with feedback No interview – Vague feedback A “Good” Traineeship

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