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“I wouldn't have had the same hands-on experience in the classroom.”

Helen Farley

Health & Social Care Traineeship, Acorn Care Home


The work experience option. With HTP Apprenticeship College.
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What is a Traineeship?
A Traineeship is a short-term training programme aimed at getting you ready for work. The main benefit of a Traineeship is to provide you with a real work placement where you can experience what it’s like to work in a particular job.

HTP Apprenticeship College’s Traineeships programme is designed to help young people develop the skills needed to impress potential employers, and to secure and succeed in an Apprenticeship or other employment. Traineeships help you build your CV and your confidence so you’re ready to find the Apprenticeship you want.

A Traineeship is ideal if you’re looking to progress from classroom-based study into the world of work for the first time. We work with hundreds of local employers and will find the right opportunity for you. We’ll be there to help and advise you throughout your placement.

What’s involved?
Employability Skills:

You will receive work preparation training, including CV writing, interview preparation, job searching and help with interpersonal skills. A Traineeship is your tailor-made package of support, offering you skills and experience to compete in the job market.

Work Experience:

This is probably the most important part of the Traineeship and therefore you will work with an employer in a real workplace setting. This could mean for a small local business or a large organisation. Either way, there will be a ‘lead employer’ for your work placement time. By trying out your chosen area of work you’ll be better prepared, more experienced and able to make a difference to future employers from day one. The idea is that you can confidently take your first steps into work or an Apprenticeship. And at the end of your Traineeship you are guaranteed an interview with your work placement host.

Maths and English:

In most cases, and depending on your previous qualifications, you will study English and maths. By gaining good grades in English and maths your future earnings could be up to 11% higher. Everyone aged 18 or below will study English and maths unless you have already achieved grades A*-C at GCSE. If you are aged 19 and above, the required grades are A*-C at GCSE, or an equivalent qualification at Level 2 in both subjects.


The aim of the Traineeship is to help you develop the necessary skills and knowledge to progress on to an Apprenticeship or in to full-time employment. HTP will support you at all stages to ensure you have the best possible opportunities to start your career.

Who can do a Traineeship?

You must be:

  • aged 16-24* and qualified below level 3,
  • have been resident in the UK / EEA for the last three years.

*Any learner with a Statement of Educational Needs or an S139a can be funded by the government on a Traineeship up to the age of 24.

How long does a Traineeship last?
The duration of a Traineeship is a maximum of six months. The work experience part will be at least six weeks but may last up to 5 months.
Will I be paid?
Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a Traineeship but may support you with expenses such as transport and meals. The work placement is a real opportunity to gain meaningful work experience. Depending on your individual circumstances you may be able to access financial support from your training provider through the 16-19 Bursary Fund or the 19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund. All training costs are funded by the Government.
How do I apply?

It’s easy to apply for a Traineeship through HTP Apprenticeship College:


  1. Contact us by phone or via our Contact Form,
  2. We’ll talk to you about your options and, if necessary, help you to complete the Application Form,
  3. We’ll help you choose an appropriate Traineeship opportunity and get you started as soon as you’re ready.

Many young people have started their career on a Traineeship through HTP. You could too!

Kelly Ward completed her Traineeship and has progressed on to an Intermediate Health and Social Care Apprenticeship.
Jason Turvey completed his Traineeship at Lakeside Park Hotel and is now on a Hospitality Apprenticeship.

Immediate vacancies available

We have many Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities available across the South and IOW right now – in all these types of businesses.
Work with the best…
We’ve already placed young people like you with these and many other reputable establishments:

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