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A traineeship is a training programme which combines work experience with college-based learning. Its aim is to help prepare you for an Apprenticeship or a full time job, by teaching you the basic skills required for the role and introducing you to a workplace environment. Traineeships are a great option if you’ve been out of work or college for a little while, or were previously unsuccessful in applying for apprenticeships.

To apply for a traineeship, you must be:

  • Aged 16-24
  • Eligible to work in England
  • Qualified below level 3
  • Unemployed, and have little work experience
If you are keen to complete an Apprenticeship you will need to secure suitable employment. You may

During a Traineeship you won’t get paid, but you’ll get work experience and skills training required to enter employment. You will also receive support with English and maths. Enthusiasm to learn is essential!

At Eastleigh College, each Traineeship is 10 weeks long and is structured in the following format:

  • Week 1: College Mon-Fri
  • Week 2: College Mon-Weds, work experience Thurs-Fri
  • Weeks 3-10: Work experience 4 days a week, day release to college 1 day a week

Our next cohorts are booked to start on the following dates:

  • 18th April
  • 9th May

To find out more about Traineeships and the vacancies we have available, please feel free to contact our Apprenticeships and Training team by emailing or by calling 023 8091 1195.