A Traineeship is a 15-26 week 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.

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During the programme you will benefit from an opportunity to develop your 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.

  • Get the experience and skills that employers are looking for
  • Prepare you for the world of work
  • A high quality work placement in industry
  • Build your CV and get vital work experience
  • Improve your English and maths skills
  • You are aged 16-24 years and do not have a full Level 3 qualification (e.g. two A-levels)


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

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

Equivalent international qualifications would be considered towards general entry criteria.

All course offers will be subject to a satisfactory interview. Completion of additional activities, such as attending Experience Days or gaining a reference, may also be required prior to a place on a course being confirmed.

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.

26 weeks.


Past student stories

"For me the Traineeship programme was great. It helped me get the chance to show an employer that I was worth an apprenticeship opportunity.”

After his GCSEs, Kieran Morris moved on to Sixth Form to study A-levels. However, he felt that this wasn’t the right choice for him. He felt he wanted to move in to the world of work and follow an apprenticeship programme. The Traineeship programme at Hugh Baird College acted as a pre-apprenticeship programme for Kieran and after his first placement at Clements & Co Mortgage & Insurance Advisers Ltd, he was offered an apprenticeship with a view to then moving on to be trained as a Mortgage and Finance Advisor.

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