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By Rebecca Horsley
April 24th 2014

Apprenticeships vs. Traineeships

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By AELP Association of Employment and Learning Providers
April 16th 2014

Delivery of new Youth Employment Initiative should be open to all providers

The Government has announced a new £170m Youth...

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By Avanta
March 25th 2014

Avanta Continues to Improve Work Programme Performance

Integrating skills and employability helps fill...

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By Rebecca Horsley
April 24th 2014

Apprenticeships vs. Traineeships

Apprenticeships vs. Traineeships

This article was originally puc¡blished at Apprentice Eye.

Struggling to decide between starting an apprenticeship or traineeship? Or would you just like to know the difference between the two

We have listed a few points below to bear in mind if you are wondering what to do when you finish school.

  • Apprenticeships and traineeships both cost you nothing as the employer and government cover your training costs. However, on an apprenticeship you will earn money, at least £2.68p/h, although many employers pay more than this. Employers are not required to pay young people on traineeships, although they must support them with money for transport and meals.
  • Apprenticeships last between one and three years, depending on the level of training, and apprentices get a recognised qualification upon completion. Traineeships last between six weeks and five months and should be seen as high quality work experience, designed to prepare young people for the workplace or an apprenticeship, and to improve English and Maths skills.
  • Neither pathway guarantees a job upon completion. An employer is likely to keep an apprentice on as a full time employee when they finish their training, because they have invested time and money in the young person’s development. At the end of a traineeship, employers usually interview the trainee for an apprenticeship or other position within the company, and failing that, should provide a meaningful exit interview and reference to help the trainee secure an apprenticeship elsewhere.
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships aren’t just for blue-collar roles such as construction and engineering anymore. You can train in just about anything, from accounting to journalism, so do your research first and see what’s out there!

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By AELP Association of Employment and Learning Providers
April 16th 2014

Delivery of new Youth Employment Initiative should be open to all providers

The Government has announced a new £170m Youth Employment Initiative to fund employment and skills support for young people aged 15 to 24. It will be run by LEPs in five eligible areas and four other smaller regions or cities will receive funding allocations.1 In response...

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By Avanta
March 25th 2014

Avanta Continues to Improve Work Programme Performance

Integrating skills and employability helps fill 60,000 jobs and create over 4,000 businesses 60,034 new jobs have been filled through the Work Programme by Avanta and its local partners, according to company performance results published today (20 March 2014). Read full article here: http://avanta.uk.com/avanta-continues-to-improve-work-programme-performance/

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By Campaign for Learning
March 4th 2014

Learning at Work Week 19th-25th May 2014

Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning since 1999. Learning at Work Week (which was formerly Learning at Work Day) aims to put the spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development within the workplace. Read the full article...

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By Gov.co.uk
February 24th 2014

Record-breaking numbers of women in work as employment continues to rise

Record-breaking numbers of women are now in work – the employment rate of 67.2% is the highest since records began and over 14 million women are in employment, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics this morning (19 February 2014).  Read the full article...

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