Traineeships are an unpaid placement designed to help people aged 16-24 that do not have enough experience to enter the workplace.
They can help you develop your skills, experience and confidence so that you can go on to secure paid employment or progress onto an apprenticeship and they can last anywhere from 6 weeks to six months.
What are the entry requirements?
Typical candidates for a Traineeships will have:
- Very little work experience
- Unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week
- Qualified below level 3
Unlike volunteering and interning you cannot contact organisations directly; traineeships are funded by the government whilst the organisation provides the experience.
What will I get?
- Experience in the workplace
- Job preparation training such as CV skills, time-keeping and team work to prepare you for the workplace
- Support in Maths and English for those who require it
- The employer will give you a reference so that you can secure and Apprenticeship or a job afterwards
- Traineeships are unpaid however some employers may be able to cover travel expenses and lunch costs
You may not be able to find a Traineeship specifically in marketing but they are commonly offered in areas like Business Administration which is a good starting point for gaining some experience in an office environment, that can then lead on to an Apprenticeship in marketing.
Use our CV help centre to create the perfect CV and covering letter to apply for a traineeship.