Can you offer a young person a work placement?

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Traineeships are a new Government initiative to prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

As part of the programme, young people aged 16 to 24 will be offered the opportunity to:

  • gain valuable experience from the completion of a work placement

  • gain Level 2 qualifications in English and maths if they haven’t already achieved these

  • participate in high quality employability training to support their progression to an Apprenticeship or a job.

Developed in response to business needs, Traineeships ensure employers have the talented workforce required for business success. 

Hillingdon Trainings' Traineeship Programme lasts up to six months, with the content tailored to the needs of the individual. They are available to young people who are motivated to work but have been unsuccessful in securing an Apprenticeship or job due to a lack of prior experience or confidence with interviews.  

There are many benefits to supporting a young person on a work placement. These include the opportunity for current employees to develop skills in training, development and coaching young people at work. If you anticipate being able to offer an apprenticeship place at some stage then the Traineeship will also provide a valuable opportunity to work with a potential candidate for a period of time.

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How can you help?

We are looking for employers who can support a young person by providing:

  • a work placement for at least 200 hours or 33 days full time working days either consecutively or a few days per week.

  • a contribution towards lunch and travel costs

  • an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available

  • a reference at the end of the work placement.

As the sponsor company you are not required to pay the young person. However at Hillingdon Training we do ask that employers pay the trainee their travel expenses to and from work and cover their lunch costs.

If you are ready to support a young person and help your community in taking on a work placement either now or over the coming months then contact us via email to or telephone 0203 817 9543.