Guidance for prospective trainees, employers and training providers on traineeships.

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months.


Discover how traineeships can get you ready for an apprenticeship or job. Then use our find a traineeship service to find traineeships that are available now.


Information and guidance on offering a work placement for traineeships.

Training providers

Information and guidance on how to deliver a traineeship.

Published 23 September 2019
Last updated 1 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added a link to 'Create a traineeship vacancy' in the training provider section.

  2. Added a link to 'Offer a trainee work experience' page.

  3. We have added the Traineeship employer incentive registration form to the collection.

  4. Added a link to a new document, Traineeships: Framework for 2020 to 2021

  5. New arrangements for traineeships

  6. First published.