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Traineeships, What is a Traineeship

Traineeships, What is a Traineeship tells you about what Traineeships are including funding for Traineeships and who is eligible to do a Traineeship. ...

Traineeships, What is a Traineeship tells you about what Traineeships are including funding for Traineeships and who is eligible to do a Traineeship.

If you are interested in taking a Traineeship or would like to run a Traineeship please call: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk



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  • Matthew Hancock Began aug 2013 Big changes a footLink in with apprenticeships

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  • Traineeships “Building new skills, fresh ideas and a different perspective.”
  • Introduced in 1st August 2013. The programme will provide a structured opportunity for young people who are by the prospect of work to:  Help develop the skills and experience they need to be to employers.  Traineeships are designed as an access route to Apprenticeships or full employment. Traineeships
  • Why? Many young people lack the knowledge about job opportunities, how to apply for jobs, how to write a good CV and a good application. There is a real mismatch between employers’ expectations of young people during the recruitment process and young people’s understanding of what is expected of them, particularly when it comes to presentation & preparation.
  • Employers are finding it difficult to assess young people with limited work experience and young people find it difficult to ‘market’ themselves to employers. As a result many young people struggle to make the transition from education to work. Why?
  • Suitable Not Suitable  Unemployed and have work experience. to work.  Aged 16 to 18 and qualified below Level 3 or,  19 up to 23 and have not yet achieved a full Level 2.  Can be ready for employment or an Apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a Traineeship. have the needed to start an Apprenticeship or find work.  The most young people, who require very intensive support.  Aged 24 plus (unless they have a Learning Difficulty Assessment up to academic age 25).  Already in a job. Suitability
  •  Must meet EFA’s residency requirements (EFAs funding guidance for young people 2013/14).  Must be 16-18 years in on 31st August in the relevant funding year.  Not yet achieved a full level-3 qualification or equivalent (such as 2 A-Levels) or,  Aged 16 or over, but under 25, and have a learning difficulty Assessment (LDA). Eligibility 16 to 18 years old
  •  Must meet SFA’s residency requirements (Annex 1 of the Funding Rules 2013/14).  Be aged 19-23 at the start of the Traineeship.  Not achieved a full Level 2 qualification or above (5 GCSEs at C or above = full). Eligibility 19-to 23-years-old
  • But…..DWP Benefit Rules  For those on benefits must be between 6 to 8 weeks consecutively.  Must do any placement for at least 2 weeks in a row  No more than 16 hour rule applies to ‘training in classroom’ (not to work placement)  16 class + 14 W.E. = 30 hours in total
  •  Must be unemployed.  Have work experience and be on work or the prospect of it …  Have been assessed by the provider as having a reasonable chance of being employed, moving to an Apprenticeship or full-time study programme (16-18 years only).  Q&As?……….. All Individuals
  • Key elements:  Work experience placement: 6 weeks up to 5 months (6 months total).  Must include a guaranteed interview either (i) for a job vacancy or (ii) an exit interview, with a reference/feedback from the employer.  Work Preparation- job search & interview skills.  English & Maths: All trainees without GCSE English &/ or Maths. Can study GCSE or functional skills (in future will possibly be only GCSEs). Work Placement (16 to 18 year olds)
  •  Must include a maths & English assessment.  Any 16-18 year old without GCSE grade C, or 19-23 year old without GCSE C or Functional Skills at Level 2  Alongside core elements can deliver other activities (vocational qualifications) for 16-18 year olds.  For 19 – 23 year olds, can offer ‘regulated qualifications’ up to level 2, that are approved and will help the learner move into work, or remove a barrier. Work Experience & Training
  •  Must be employed in meaningful work, not simulated.  Employers need to offer feedback and a formal interview for a job or Apprenticeship; or  Employers need to give an exit interview with written feedback & providers must show evidence of activities undertaken during work placement.  Employer needs to be identified before commencement. Other Criteria
  • NAS Website for Traineeships
  • Small Print Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships, but are encouraged to support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals
  • 16 to 18 years old 19 to 23 years old • Into employment for: ◦ Apprenticeship. ◦ Regular Employment. ◦ Full-time study. • Finished the programme. • To achieve the work based learning they must progress to an eligible job: – Last ≥ 16 hours – More than 6 weeks in a row • Finished the programme. Achievement
  • 16 to 18 year olds 19 to 23 year olds • ILR Planned Hours. • Flat Rate (some extras). • Cover All Elements. • Based on the EFA Funding Rules. • Funding Bands SFA. • Minimum Number of Hours - 100⁺ 200⁺ etc. • Adult Skills Budget. • Accredited Units. Funding
  • Traineeships  Work preparation training which ensures they have the needed for an Apprenticeship or any other type of employment.  maths and English their numeracy and literacy. work experience which provides & experience of the world of work.  A focused period of work preparation training, focusing on areas like CV writing, interview preparation, job search and inter-personal skills.