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.

A procurement opportunity is being launched for providers to access additional funding to delivery 19-24 traineeships. Further information can be found in the traineeship news story.

Guidance and systems such as find a traineeship and the traineeship provider list will continue to be updated. These will be reviewed during September as the reformed and expanded programme launches and ongoing as traineeships are delivered. Links to all updated guidance will soon be made available on this page.


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 27 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. We have added the Traineeship employer incentive registration form to the collection.

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

  3. New arrangements for traineeships

  4. First published.