Traineeships were introduced in 2013, and it is a skill development programme that includes a work placement. The duration can last ranging from 6 weeks up to 1-year (although most will last for less than 6 months). Traineeship helps 19-24 years old or 25 years old with an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan – get ready for apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience.
If you want to become a qualified electrician, an apprenticeship is the electrical training route preferred by the industry. Traditionally apprenticeships were only for young people, but now employers in England and Wales can receive funding for apprentices of any age. Take a look at our Apprenticeship routes below for more information.
If you can’t find an apprenticeship vacancy there are other training routes you may be able to follow. However, it’s just not possible to become a qualified electrician until you are working in the industry to gain on-site practical experience.
Traineeships are free.
We deliver our Traineeship programmes as a subcontractor to Strode College, funded by ESFA.
From the training provider you get:
- Training to prepare you for work, including CV writing and what to expect in the workplace
- Support to improve your English, Maths and Digital skills if you need it
- Sector-focused vocational learning to help prepare you for your apprenticeship or job and recognition of your learning
From the employer you get:
- A high-quality work placement of at least 70 hours
- An interview for an apprenticeship or job if available, or an exit interview with written feedback
- Programmes can be tailored to meet your needs and prepare you for what local businesses are looking for.
If you are eligible, you can maintain your entitlement to benefits whilst on a Traineeship as necessary.
Along with recognition of your learning, there will be support to link you with job opportunities.
A Traineeship will give you helpful exposure to the world of work and improves your skills, experience, and confidence. It will also provide you with an opportunity to achieve an English and/or Maths at GCSE ‘C’ or above a level four if you have not already achieved this. Gaining an English and/or Maths at GCSE ‘C’ or above a level four will help improve your opportunity for an Apprenticeship or to gain employment.
When you leave your traineeship, you can expect to have improved your CV significantly with relevant work experience, have increased confidence and a strong idea of where you are going. If an apprenticeship is not available at the end of the traineeship, we will work with the trainee to give them meaningful feedback to help them secure an apprenticeship or employment in the future.
Are you unsure if our courses are right for you?
Our careers advisors are always on hand to offer advice and guidance to help you make the best decision to get ahead in your career.
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