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Find work experience and traineeships

Help and advice with gaining experience.

Traineeships

A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. They include work preparation training, maths and English and provide the work experience needed to apply for an apprenticeship or other job.

Traineeships are available to all 16 to 23 year olds and run for between six weeks and six months.

You do not get paid on a traineeship, but employers are encouraged to support you with expenses such as transport and meals.

Work Experience

We as a council receive contributions from developments to fund work placement opportunities, as part of its commitment to support the local community. These opportunities directly benefit residents by providing:

  • Local placement opportunities with reputable employers
  • Often these placements accompanied by training and mentoring
  • Placements can also be linked to future employment opportunities.

These opportunities are offered as part of the council’s employment support.