A traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that prepares a young person for their future career by helping them to get ready for the world of work.

These are for young people who are not work ready, between the ages of 16 and 24 years, who are below level 3 qualifications and have little or no work experience.

Work experience can last up to 6 months. Provides work experience, help with English and Maths and employability skills such as CV writing and interview skills. It is unpaid but normal benefit entitlement remains.

If additional support is required (outside the employer making reasonable adjustments), then an application to Access to Work can be completed for an assessment.

Who provides and how to apply

The government website Find a traineeship gives up to date information on opportunities and how to apply.

Traineeships at Sheffield United

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Sheffield United Community Foundation has a Traineeship Programme. It is a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience and learn new skills. They offer career pathways in the industry of your choice.

The programme is committed to making young people more employable. The programme runs for 12 weeks. It is for 16-24 year olds that are unsure of their career path and have minimal experience and qualifications.

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