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1 TRAINEESHIPS What we know so far – exploring the impact

2 What are traineeships? The Framework Traineeships are part of the same family as apprenticeships Aimed at 16 – 24 years olds not currently in a job, have little work experience, but who are focussed on work or the prospect of it and have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a traineeship” Traineeships are not intended for: The most disengaged young people, who require very intensive support Those who already have the skills and experience needed to start an apprenticeship or find work; or those already in a job

3 The Framework Work Placement The duration of the work placement will be at least six weeks and no more than five months. This does not have to be taken consecutively. The lead employer for the work placement should be identified before the young people are signed onto the traineeship. There should be a guaranteed job or exit interview with the employer at the end of the placement. There will be no financial incentives to organisations hosting work placements as part of traineeships, but there is nothing to stop providers using the funding they receive to offer support and incentives if they decide that is what’s needed to generate high quality placements.

4 The Framework Work preparation This will include any personal and social skills that the young person needs to get the most out of their work placement whilst preparing them for future employment. Work preparation training will need to cover the skills that a young person will need to secure a job (for example, job search, CV writing and interview skills). Skills and attributes that are needed to sustain employment such as planning, time-keeping, team working, self confidence, resilience and strength of character. Initial training should also include preparation for the specific work placement the young person will be undertaking.

5 The Framework English and Maths Trainees will need to work towards GCSE A*-C in English and Maths, including the study of functional skills. In the majority of cases functional skills will be the most appropriate qualifications for trainees to study. As part of the traineeships these can be studied at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 depending on their prior attainment. Where learners have already achieved a functional skills qualification at Level 2, they will be required to work towards the achievement of a GCSE grade A*- C.

6 Learner Eligibility Prior attainment The core target group for traineeships will be young people who are 16-19 and qualified below Level 3 or 19-23 and have not yet achieved a full Level 2. “For 16-19 year olds, providers will have flexibility to work with young people who have Level 2 qualifications but not Level 3, reflecting the need for young people aged 16-19 to undertake high quality work experience in preparation for employment.”

7 Duration of the programme Traineeship duration The duration of traineeships will be a maximum of six months. The duration of the work-placement will be at least six weeks and no more than five months. This does not have to be taken consecutively.

8 How to apply Traineeships will follow the same routes as other programmes stating “Traineeship” on the following applications. CAP Application Form CRC Full/Part Time Application CRC Apprenticeship Application Form

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