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Opportunity to gain basic employability skills

Traineeships are available for young people aged 16 to 24 and for young people with Education and Health Care Plans up to age 25.

They can last from 6 weeks up to 12 months, though usually traineeships last for less than 6 months. They offer young people the opportunity to gain basic employability skills, on-the-job training and prepare them for work with the goal that they will progress into either an apprenticeship or employment after the traineeship.

The core target group for traineeships in 2020 to 2021 will be young people who, regardless of their background:

  • Are not currently in employment and have little work experience, but who are focused on work or the prospect of it.
  • Are age 16 to 24 and qualified up to and including a full Level 3, and
  • Providers and employers believe they have a reasonable chance of being ready for an apprenticeship or other employment within 6 months of completing a traineeship.

The government will fund employers who provide trainees with work experience, at a rate of £1,000 per trainee for up to up to ten learners in each of the nine government regions (therefore the maximum any employer can receive is £90,000). You’ll need to work with a training provider, like HIT Training, to deliver the associated learning and development – this will be fully funded by the government.

Work experience in traineeships should give the young person exposure to a real workplace so they can develop the skills, knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and behaviours they need to succeed at work. Offering an exit interview on completion which will need to include meaningful feedback

The traineeship is free to your business, but you may choose to support trainees with expenses such as transport and meals.


HIT Training can assist you with setting up a traineeship within your business.

Register your interest and speak to one of our team today!



It was great speaking to our account manager, Catherine, this afternoon and great to hear that HIT are being so supportive with our apprentices, I found the call very positive in a time of crisis, so thank you.

The Learner’s leaflet is great and being sent out to Apprentices and Line Managers following our communication last week providing a great follow up.

Jonathan Foot - Head of Apprenticeships, Compass Group

McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

HIT Training has provided such an incredible support to us during lockdown, with regular webinar invitations, videocalls and engagement solutions. Our business focus shifted to learning and development and we managed to enrol 3 times more apprentices on training programmes than before!

Anastasia Talatzidou -L&D Manager, Gaucho


Over 450 training staff operating from 30 offices countrywide



With a strong local focus, HIT Training offers coverage throughout the nation. Our skilled trainers and training consultants are based in every county of England.

You can apply for a training programme with HIT at any time whether for current staff or looking for new team members. Or if you just need someone to talk to, we’re always pleased to hear from you.

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