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Once you have decided Traineeships are right for your business, NTA will do the rest

Collaborating at Work


A traineeship is a fantastic way for you as an employer to develop a strong pipeline of new talent whilst supporting young people on the road to employment.

Along with the in-house employability training we provide; each learner requires a two-to-four-week job placement opportunity.

We would love to partner with you on this project and if you can support a young person with a work placement, we can provide all the support required.

Traineeships are education and training programmes focused on giving 16 -24-year-olds the skills and experience needed to succeed in your sector.

These programmes are a great way to develop your talent pipelines and unlock the potential of the next generation entering the workforce.

Traineeships can last up to 6 months and include:

  • Work preparation

  • Training

  • English, Maths and Digital Skills support


In additions to these basic elements, NTA will work with you to add inflexible content to meet the needs of your business and the local labour market.


Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace.

Traineeships help to tackle this problem, some of the benefits are listed below:

  • Support the national effort to reduce the potential impact of the pandemic on youth employment.

  • Help existing staff develop their mentoring and management skills by supporting Trainees.

  • 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. NTA will undertake the recruitment of the position, at no cost to your business.

  • Use the Traineeships model to develop a recruitment pipeline, saving on advertisement and agency fees.

  • Support progression opportunities onto an Apprenticeship programme. If you decide to offer the trainee an apprenticeship you could be eligible for a further government grant up to the amount of £1,000.


Our dedicated service will help source eligible and suitable candidates, this includes sourcing and pre-screening the Trainees.


We will tailor the training programme to be relevant to your business, building the trainees skills to succeed in your workplace.


Once on placement, NTA will provide ongoing support including regular reviews.


Are you interested in working with NTA? Click the button below to request a call back from a member of the team, or get in touch using the details below.


What happens when a placement ends?

An interview for a position within your business if there is one available.

If no Apprenticeship or job opportunity exists within your business at the end of the Traineeship, provide a meaningful exit interview together with a reference to help them secure an Apprenticeship or other employment with another employer.

Is it a rigid training programme?

  • No, Traineeships are very flexible, and by working closely with us, we can design a programme which suits your needs and those of the trainee.

  • We will assess the needs of the trainee, depending on the needs of the individual we will start the pre-employment elements of the Traineeship.

  • The work experience placement is core to the Traineeship; however, it does not have to start on day one of the learners Traineeship, but at the most appropriate time.

Are there any financial costs to offering Traineeships?

  • All training courses are met by government funding. Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships.

  • NTA will support with any trainees’ expenses such as transport, meals and uniform if required.

What's involved in a placement?

  • Substantial and meaningful, providing a real workplace experience.

  • A structured opportunity for the young person, matched to their areas of interest and aspiration, where they engage in purposeful, work-related learning activities.

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