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What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a course with work experience that helps you prepare to move into work or an apprenticeship. Traineeships can last from six weeks up to one year, though most traineeships last for less than six months.

Who can do a Traineeship?

You can apply to do a traineeship if you're:

  • Eligible to work in England
  • Unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • Aged 16 to 24 (or 25 if you have an EHCP) and qualified up to and including Level 3 (equivalent to A Level).
  • Some providers may have other specific criteria, so always check

What does a Traineeship involve?

A traineeship programme will help you develop the skills you need to find work, including CV writing, job searching and interview preparation.

You will also complete a work placement of 70 hours or more. You won’t be paid on this placement, but you’ll be gaining skills, experience and confidence.

As well as this, you’ll also get help to develop the sector-specific skills you need for the jobs or apprenticeships you’re looking for.

If you need it, help will also be provided with English, Maths and Digital Skills. Some providers will require you to complete functional skills alongside your traineeship if you don’t already have them.

More information about Traineeships

Who offers Traineeships in Southampton?

Fareham College

At Fareham College the Traineeship programmes available run for between 10-12 weeks and are specifically designed to support you in the development of vital employability skills helping you stand out to employers.

Providing a mixture of in-classroom learning and work experience placement a Traineeship will provide all the support you need to progress onto an Apprenticeship, into employment or another training course.

Current Traineeship pathways:

  • Digital
  • Construction
  • Customer service
  • Warehousing and Logistics

Website: Fareham College


Phone: 01329 815 200

If you are a traineeship provider and would like your details to be included on this page, please contact

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