A Traineeship is an education and training programme, which includes work experience, and focusses on providing the skills and experience employers are looking for.

Completing a Traineeship could lead you to progress to an Apprenticeship.

At the core of the 26 week programme are Employability Skills and Maths and English blended with a high quality work experience placement.

On this programme you will develop the skills which employers are looking for such as; producing a CV, presenting yourself at job interviews and understanding career progression. We will also work with you to develop your knowledge of job searching and interview techniques. The work preparation training we undertake with you will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job vacancy. 

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During the programme you will benefit from an opportunity to develop these employability skills in a working environment. This will enable you to add skills, experience and qualifications to your CV, and gain a valuable reference from your work placement.

Employers are at the centre of the work preparation training. It ensures you are ‘work ready’ and have the confidence to take the first step to securing a job and starting your career.


What can I do after a Traineeship?

After completing your traineeship you’ll be ‘work ready’, which means you will be better placed to move in to employment. Using your new experience you can apply for a range of jobs or apprenticeship training programmes that allow you to continue to study while working in a job and getting paid.

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are:

  • Aged 16-24 years and do not have a full Level 3 qualification (e.g. two A Levels)


  • Aged up to 25 years and have an Education, Health and Care Plan or Learning Difficulty Assessment


  • are currently employed
  • have little or no work experience

For Employers

If you are interested in taking on an Apprentice but would like to trial how this could work for your business, then a Traineeship is for you.

A trainee is usually a young person looking to step up into an Apprenticeship. It gives you the chance to take someone on short-term (usually from 6 weeks to 18 weeks) without any cost. You can see the benefit of having an extra pair of hands around and see if it’s something you would like to take further. In fact, almost 80% of employers retain their Trainee as an Apprentice.

For more information, contact Lindsey Meadows on 0151 353 4444 ext. 6143 or email lindsey.meadows@hughbaird.ac.uk.

Where are they now?
Kieran Morris

Kieran Morris

Apprentice at Clements & Co Mortgage & Insurance Advisers Ltd

"For me the Traineeship programme was great. It helped me get the chance to show an employer that I was worth an apprenticeship opportunity...” Read more
Where are they now?
Thomas Duncan

Thomas Duncan

Business Admin Apprentice at Volcano Fuels

"My advice to anyone looking to do a Traineeship is to grasp the opportunity to enrol. The support from the Traineeship staff helped me with my communication skills and I received good advice to support my career goals...” Read more