Developing Traineeship Programmes for Young People who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET)

10 February 2017

Traineeship programme

Learning and Work Institute is working with the Department for Education to develop new approaches to the traineeship programme. L&W can offer free support to a range of organisations, which include Local Authority employers, voluntary sector organisations and providers who are interested in developing traineeships for young people who are NEET (needing a supportive environment to enter the workplace).

L&W would like to invite a range of organisations to their workshop, where they can receive free support to develop new or refine existing traineeship provision to engage NEET young people.

The support L&W can offer

Support will be delivered in a workshop format to help facilitate the cross-fertilisation of ideas and share the learning between organisations on various aspects of the traineeship model, some of which can include:

  • Identifying target groups
  • Developing an action plan
  • Advice on establishing a programme
  • Increasing trainee progression rates
  • Developing effective practice to support NEET young people recruitment and marketing

As a participant in this project, you will be expected to use the support you receive to develop new traineeship provision for NEET young people or increase the number of NEET young people participating on your existing provision. This process will be supported by L&W, who will provide materials and resources to support your organisation.

The Workshop 
Date: Thursday 23 February 2017
Venue: L&W offices, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE
Time: 10:00 – 16:00 

Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis, one per organisation. Additional places may be offered subject to availability. 

Organisations who are interested in attending this workshop should complete the EOI registration form below and return it to Lorna Freakley: lornafreakley@ntlworld.com by 5pm on 17 February 2017.

If you have any queries or questions about the Growing Traineeships project or the expression of interest, please contact: Kashif Mirza, Senior Researcher: Kashif.Mirza@learningandwork.org.uk / 07920 788906

Further Information About Traineeships

Introduced in August 2013, traineeships are an education and training programme with work experience, designed to give young people the skills and experience they need to secure an apprenticeship or sustainable job. The programme is delivered as a partnership between employers and education and training providers.

Traineeships are for young people aged 16-24 inclusive, and for young people with Learning Difficulty Assessments or Education, Health and Care plans up to the age of 25. The core target group for traineeships is young people who:

  • are not currently in employment and have little work experience, but who are focused on work or the prospect of it
  • are aged 16-24 and qualified below level 3
  • have a reasonable chance of being ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a traineeship  

For more information about traineeships click here

Please return your completed EOI registration form by 5pm on Friday 17 February 2017 .