You may have heard of traineeships before or know someone who is taking one to help them prepare for an apprenticeship or job. We have a guide to traineeships that breaks down some key information, but in this article we will look at who they are designed for and some of the requirements for taking one on.
Traineeships are a great way of getting your career in construction off the ground. They are open to many people, but not everyone. There are some requirements for beginning a traineeship. In England and Wales, you must:
The requirements listed above are all you need to start a traineeship. If you have any questions, get in touch and we can help you.
We have a guide to traineeships, but you can also visit the official Government resources on traineeships, which goes through the current rules and regulations for applying, plus more information on what’s included and where to look for a traineeship. If you're unsure of which traineeship would suit you, take a look at our guide to the different type of traineeships.
If you don’t qualify for a traineeship, don’t worry, there are other ways to get into the construction industry or improve your employability. You might be eligible for T levels, a two-year technical qualification equivalent to three A levels. Work experience is also an option for gaining experience in a job.