What is a traineeship?

Does Nacro offer traineeships?

What are the advantages of doing a traineeship?

Who can do a traineeship?

Where can I look for traineeship vacancies?

Will I get paid?

What is the benefit of taking on a trainee?

What is a traineeship?

Traineeships are designed help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don’t yet have appropriate skills or experience.

Does Nacro offer traineeships?

At Nacro, we want you to be ready for work. That’s one of the reasons we offer traineeships to 16-24 year olds. Tailored specifically to your individual needs, they allow you to complete a work placement for up to six months in a job of your choice. When you finish you’ll leave with a reference from your employer. Traineeships can often lead to a paid apprenticeship too.

What are the advantages of doing a traineeship?

You will:

  • Learn skills that will help you to progress in your chosen sector
  • Have better long-term salary prospects
  • Get support from a mentor while you learn
  • Have the opportunity to network with prospective employers
  • Improve English and maths skills

Who can do a traineeship?

Anyone aged 16-24, who is motivated to get a job but lacks the skills and experience that employers are looking for, will be eligible for a traineeship. You don’t need any skills or experience as traineeships provide all the essential work preparation training. Traineeships can also be taken by young people who have learning difficulty assessments up to the academic age of 25.

The intention is that traineeships will be for:

  • Those who are not currently in a job and don’t have enough work experience
  • Those who want to work
  • Those who are qualified below A or AS Level or other Level 3 qualifications

If you have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience, you will most likely be a good candidate for a traineeship.

Where can I look for traineeship vacancies?

We offer traineeships at all our education centres.

Will I get paid?

Employers are not required to pay trainees for the work placement under the traineeship. Traineeships are exempt from the Minimum Wage. Young people taking part in traineeships will be undertaking education and training and some may qualify for financial support, including the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

What is the benefit of taking on a trainee?

Our partner employers enjoy the flexibility offered by traineeships, that they’re an excellent way of recruiting staff and moulding them to their own ways of working and that they can essentially sample a potential candidate for a current or future vacancy at no cost.

The placement is completely free of charge to the employer, we provide financial support and travel payments to each trainee, as well as bespoke training and qualifications to fit an employer’s specific need.

Employers like the rigorous recruitment and selection process we manage on their behalf, sending only the most suitable candidates for each placement as well as the high level of additional support our staff provide to each trainee.