Traineeships are part of a government funding scheme to prepare young people aged 16 to 24 for their future careers through an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving them skills and experience. At its core are work preparation training, English and Maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

The University is committed to supporting providers that run traineeships by providing quality and relevant work placements in departments.

Traineeships are typically 6 weeks long. If you have work that could be done by a trainee under the supervision of one of your team, you could be helping a young person and get an additional pair of hands to help deliver your departmental objectives. Examples of traineeships includes roles: catering, hospitality, conservation, business administration, building maintenance, among others.

Will it cost my department?

No. All training costs are met by Government funding. Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships.



Help train the next generation of employees and ensure a pipeline of talented young people

Increase chances of getting an apprenticeship or job
Prepare young people with the right personal and practical skills and experience required in the labour market  Opportunity to build CV and get vital work
Ensure an influx of fresh ideas and perspectives from young enthusiastic trainees Help to improve Maths and English skills for better long term prospects
Support the local community by giving work to its young members Access to a mentor to guide and teach  the  ‘tricks of the trade’
Allow current members of staff to develop mentoring skills Increase opportunity to secure a job or reference with the relevant department







The Government site on Apprenticeships can provide further information about Traineeships here.