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A traineeship is work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks to a year (most last 6 months) and you can apply from 16 years old. It will offer:

  • Help with getting work such as CV writing and finding a job                        
  • A work experience placement of 70 hours or more
  • Help with skills for an apprenticeship or a job 
  • A job interview and feedback 
  • Help with English, Maths and digital skills

You wont get paid with a traineeship but you may get expenses for things like travel and meals.

For more information and how to apply see


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with studying. As an apprentice you will:

  • Be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job specific skills
  • Get time for training and study related to your role 

Apprenticeships are available at different levels and can take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on what level you do.

Some apprenticeships may also get you an additional qualification such as a diploma. 

To start an apprenticeship you need to:

  • Be 16 or over
  • Live in England
  • Not be in full time education

You can apply for an apprenticeship whilst you are still at school as long as you are 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays to start the apprenticeship. 

Lots of employers offer apprenticeships including:

  • Aldi
  • Aston Martin
  • BMW
  • Coventry Building Society
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • National Grid
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Triumph Motorcycles

And many more! To see all the large companies that offer apprenticeships in Warwickshire please visit

To find out more about apprenticeships visit the website

To see what apprenticeships are available and how to apply visit

You can also find out more about apprenticeships, volunteering and work experience and what is available in Warwickshire by visiting

Useful Links 

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. You can use this website to:

  • Assess your skills and see what careers would suit you
  • Explore different careers to see what is involved
  • Look for online learning opportunities and training courses close to where you live
  • Help you get a job

You can see this website here or you can speak to someone from the National Careers Service if you have any questions by calling 0800 100 900.

Other useful websites: