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Employers Guide to Traineeships

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Employers Guide to Traineeships

What we do

We work with employers throughout Hull, the East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire, helping them recruit fantastic 16+ year old apprentices into a variety of job roles, including; Office Administrators, Customer Service Assistants, Marketing Officers, Social Media Specialists, IT Support Assistants, Receptionists, Teaching Assistants and many more.

The aim

To ensure that we find you a choice of apprentices who match your requirements perfectly and that your chosen apprentice will progress into permanent employment with yourselves and become a key member of staff in the future.

How it works

We will discuss your requirements and advertise your position. After interviewing potential candidates ourselves we’ll send you a choice of CVs for candidates who we feel meet your requirements. We will then organise interviews and let the candidates know the outcomes. Once you have selected a trainee, they will be signed up to the traineeship programme.

The cost

There is absolutely no cost to an employer who takes on a trainee. We don’t charge any recruitment fees and your trainee’s training is fully funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). Your trainee will receive a weekly bursary from us along with getting their travel costs reimbursed.


A traineeship is a training programme that incorporates work experience to prepare young people for their future careers. Designed to help young people ages 16 to 18, traineeships help young people to gain skills and experience whilst providing them with work preparation and enhancing English and Maths skills. Traineeships offer employers the flexibility and opportunity to grow their business and enhance their workforce. The traineeship is a 9 week long programme. For the first two weeks, the trainee will attend our training centre for 3½ days per week. During weeks 3-8, the trainee will attend the training centre on a Monday and the work experience placement for a total of 28 hours from Tuesday to Friday. In week 9, the final week, the trainee will return to our training centre where they will complete preparation for moving on after their traineeship, ideally into an apprenticeship position.


Prior to your trainee commencing employment with yourselves, we will need to carry out a health and safety assessment. This is a requirement of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) who fund apprenticeships.

It is important to note that we will be classed as the training provider and you the employer. As such, you will need to provide your apprentice with an employment contract on the first day of their employment and it is an ESFA requirement that you provide us with a copy for our records.

Also on the first day of employment, you will be sent a workplace induction checklist and learning agreement (if not previously completed). Again, it is an ESFA requirement that you complete, sign and return this paperwork to us at your earliest convenience.


We want to work with you for years ahead and the success of your trainee is of paramount importance to us. We will do everything we can to support you at all times and our dedicated, professional, experienced and enthusiastic team are available at all times should you need us.

The Future

Once your trainee has achieved their traineeship it is hoped that you’ll want to progress them onto an apprenticeship.

Useful Links

National Apprenticeship Service
The National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Education & Skills Funding Agency, is the government agency that coordinates apprenticeships in England, enabling young people to enter employment.

Equality and Diversity

In addition to ensuring our learners are entering a safe environment, we also want them to enter a fair environment – is equality and diversity something that your organisation has considered before? Whether your business is well versed in E&D considerations, or it is something entirely new to your organisation, we believe this ACAS booklet will be of use to you.


All employers with apprentices should exemplify fundamental British values through their behaviour and practice with learners, colleagues and other people they interact with through their work. This will include demonstrating and promoting tolerance and mutual respect as part of their Equality Duty and complying with the Equality Duty as set out in the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination against people with protected characteristics.

If you would like any further information, advice or guidance on E&D or Prevent, please do not hesitate to contact us at the training centre.

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