Last reviewed 9 October 2013

£20 million of additional funding is being made available for the Traineeships programme. The programme, which began in August, aims to help 16-23 year olds prepare for and secure Apprenticeships or other sustainable employment.

Traineeships last a maximum of six months and provide:

  • training in skills such as preparing for interviews and writing CVs

  • support to improve English and maths skills

  • a work experience placement (lasting between six weeks and five months)

  • training from providers who are rated “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted.