Traineeships

Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, develop crucial job skills and improve your English and maths, if needed. The programme can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year (though most Traineeships last for less than 6 months) with the content tailored to your individual career needs. Trainees will gain a high-quality work experience placement and essential work preparation training.

In partnership with Eden Project Learning and in-line with the development of the innovative Morecambe Bay Curriculum, all of our traineeships embed the core values of community, sustainability and place-based learning.

Traineeships give young people aged 16 to 24 the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to boost your careers prospects with an apprenticeship or other employment in the future.

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Is a Traineeship for me?

If you feel that a work-based learning programme is for you and are aged 16 to 24, a Traineeship might be for you. A Traineeship may also be for you if you have little or no work experience.

Being a Trainee means you will be provided with a meaningful work placement in an employment sector of your choice. You will need to undertake a minimum of 70 hours on placement, gaining quality experience and a chance to acquire a Level 2 qualification in employability (if applicable) to aid your progression and development. Over the course of the Traineeship, you will work with your tutor and placement provider to develop the skills and experience you need to progress and succeed. You will also gain valuable work experience and transferable skills to improve your CV and boost your overall employment chances and aid in your progression on to an Apprenticeship or employment.

Where can a Traineeship take me?

A Traineeship at LMC will give you confidence from experience of a real work environment and, where required, you can improve your maths and English grades. All of this is geared towards helping you progress to your next career goal - whether this be an apprenticeship, employment or further education.

What do employers look for?

Employers are at the centre of a Traineeship, providing you with the work experience which ensures that you are ‘work ready’ and have the confidence to take the first step towards getting a job and kick starting your career.

Employers won’t expect you to be the finished product – for them, attractive Trainees are motivated young people who are committed to learning.

Benefits to employers

There are many benefits to hiring a Trainee, including

  • flexibility; the Trainee can be sector focused and is funded by the government
  • giving your current employees experience in training and mentoring
  • allowing you to design a programme that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of the Trainee
  • increasing capacity and productivity
  • developing a loyal and talented workforce
  • helping to tackle youth unemployment
  • providing a route into an apprenticeship
  • getting to know and work with young people prior to recruiting apprentices

Employers who make new work placement opportunities available may also receive an incentive payment of £1,000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.*

*More guidance will follow on this new incentive.