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I am a student looking for a traineeship

A traineeship is a course designed for people between the ages of 16-18 who may not quite have the skills or experience.

We offer traineeships across the whole of Wiltshire.

What can a Traineeship Offer?

  • Quality work placement
  • Experience in your chosen industry
  • A bespoke programme to suit your needs
  • Course is free
  • Learn new work skills
  • A transition into employment
  • Maths and English support

Don't worry if the industry you want isn't there or you’re not sure what you would like to do, we will work with you to help you choose!

I am an employer interested in delivering traineeships

We Offer Traineeships in:

  • Digital marketing
  • Health and social care
  • Construction
  • Mechanics
  • Landscaping and horticulture
  • Teaching assistant
  • Nursing
  • IT
  • Childcare
  • Maintenance OPS
  • Hairdressing retail
  • Hospitality
What Students Say:

“Being enrolled on the traineeship was amazing. Whilst being enrolled on the traineeship I have reached many personal and professional goals, this was achieved by the support from my tutor, and

my work experience managers. The idea of a traineeship is brilliant, as it gives you actual work experience in the field of work you are looking to go into, but it also gives you the opportunity to make sure that it is the area you would like a career in.”

Cole Shwartz – Trainee 2021

Find Out About our Latest Roles
Employers Interested in Delivering Traineeships

Be part of our programme by providing a work placement for eager young individuals in your workplace and support the national effort to reduce the potential impact of the pandemic on youth employment.

Benefits to Employers

The government has recognised a high number of enthusiastic and motivated young people unable to access work because of qualification or opportunity barriers. Research has proven that trainees who progress onto employment remain loyal and hard-working, creating employees who mirror the values of the company and continue to be role models bringing young people in the community, into work.

Access a £1,000 government grant per trainee up to a maximum of 10.

An educational programme therefore no cost to the employer.

Cost effective recruitment, you may wish to offer permanent employment to your trainee, and you can see how they will fit into your organisation in advance.

Use the Traineeships bespoke model to develop a recruitment pipeline, helping save cost on advertisement.

We support progressions onto apprenticeship programmes. We can develop a programme specific to your business, supporting trainees with skills that are fitting to your business.


Trainees attend a 5‑week pre-employment programme to build trainees skills ready for the workplace. Once a placement is agreed we will continue to support through regular reviews, meetings and training.

To recruit trainees, contact: David.​oakes@​wiltshire.​ac.​uk Traineeships@​wilthshire.​ac.​uk

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