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What is a Traineeship?


Where can I do a Traineeship in Exeter?


What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. A traineeship is a really good option if you aren’t sure whether an apprenticeship will be the right thing for you. It will help you to experience the work of work through a placement, and also be supported with lots of other skills, especially English and Maths if you haven’t achieved those qualifications.

You can apply if you’re:

  • eligible to work in England
  • unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 3

You’ll get:

  • a work experience placement
  • help with English and maths (if you need it)

You won’t be paid, but you may be given expenses for things like travel and meals

Where can I do a Traineeship in Exeter?

Exeter College

Exeter College offers Pre-apprenticeships (or Traineeships) for those who are not quite ready for an apprenticeship. Not only does the course allow you to gain invaluable work experience (100+ hours), but the team will help you brush up on key skills to help you secure an apprenticeship role – including support in additional Maths, English and IT tuition if required.

Exeter City Community Trust

CITY Community Trust is Exeter’s leading health and wellbeing charity working in partnership with Exeter City Football Club. The charity delivers inspiring physical activity; education; health and wellbeing programmes; and training and employability courses, primarily across Devon and Somerset for all members of the community regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, physical ability, background or economic status.

The charity’s health, education, training, wellbeing and physical activity programmes reach more than 45,000 members of the community each year. They are open and accessible to all, young and old, whoever you are, whatever your ability or background.

PGL Training

Puffins Training Ltd

We are currently recruiting for enthusiastic and motivated candidates to join our successful Apprenticeship/Traineeship programs. Successful candidates would get the opportunity to work at one of our high-quality Nurseries whilst having their training delivered by our expert trainers. The training package includes access to our online assessment system, one to one support, group learning sessions at our well-equipped training centre.

For more information contact Sue Holding on 01392 496017 or email

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