Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Offering apprenticeships and traineeships can be a great way to bring passionate new recruits into your workplace

An Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.

Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. More information about Apprenticeships can be found on the left of this page and on the Skills for Care website.

Skills for Care have produced this short YouTube film about being an apprentice. 


Finding an Apprenticeship Training Provider via Apprenticeships Norfolk

If you wish to take on an apprentice and want to find the contact details of local Apprenticeship providers, Apprenticeships Norfolk’s website has simple 5 stage search process does not take long and will provide you with relevant contact details.

The training provider will contact you to discuss Apprenticeships in detail. Initial sifting of applications can be undertaken by the Provider before you carry out final interviews and appoint an apprentice.

Visit the Apprenticeships Norfolk website.


TrAC Apprenticeships Norfolk (TrAC AN) 

TrAC Apprenticeships Norfolk (TrAC AN) has been created to provide bespoke support to employers who are able and willing to offer 6-month work placements to help vulnerable young people aged between 16-24 embark on and complete apprenticeships.

TrAC AN will provide a wrap-around support and mentoring package to employers who would like to offer such opportunities to young people who need a little extra help. This means that they can focus on sector-specific conditions that affect health and social care in Norfolk.

TrAC AN aims to raise awareness of the benefits of employing a young person who is yet to reach their potential by:

  • Identifying and matching suitable young people to host employers for a work placement, Traineeship or Apprenticeship
  • Working with you every step of the way to ensure support for you, the apprentice and anyone else involved
  • Positively managing any challenges or barriers for all involved
  • Providing HR and administrative support from start to finish, including managing wages, holiday pay and national insurance

For more information contact TrAC AN.

Phone:  01603 737739

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National Apprenticeship Service - YouTube video about employing an apprentice.


Traineeships are part of the Apprenticeships family

A Traineeship runs for a maximum of six months and is designed to help young people who are focused on getting an Apprenticeship or sustainable job but who do not yet have the skills or experience to compete successfully for vacancies.

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that gives young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement. Traineeships are available for young people aged 16 to 23 and for young people with Learning Difficulty Assessments up to an academic age of 25.

Traineeships are very flexible, and by working closely with a training organisation you can design a programme which suits your needs and those of the trainee.

Traineeships can last from six weeks up to six months and will include:

  • Work preparation training provided by the training organisation
  • English and maths support if required, provided by the training organisation
  • A work experience placement with an employer

In addition to these basic elements, you and the training provider can add flexible additional content to meet the needs of your business and the local labour market. At the end of their Traineeship, each young person will be guaranteed a job interview if a role becomes available or exit interview and a reference from the company providing the work experience placement.

Traineeships could be an excellent way to find an enthusiastic new employee. Why not get in touch with a training provider to discuss offering a work placement?

For more information on eligibility, funding and the business benefits of Traineeships you can call 08000 150 600.

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