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What are Traineeships?

Traineeships are unpaid opportunities aimed at young people aged 16 – 24 who are not currently in employment and have little work experience. A Traineeship can help prepare you for an apprenticeship or employment in the Health and Social Care sector by providing a valuable work shadowing opportunity alongside learning. For example, if you have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 9 to 4 (equivalent to A* – C) in English and Maths, you can continue to study these alongside your work experience placement. The work placement is undertaken with a local employer for a minimum of 70 hours with the traineeship lasting for a period of 6 weeks to six months in total.