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Who are traineeships designed for?

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. 

Can anyone do a traineeship? 

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: 

  • Be eligible to work in the UK 
  • Be aged 16 - 24 (or 16 - 18 in Wales) 
  • Be unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • Have no qualifications above GCSEs (or the equivalent)
  • Be motivated to work. 

Requirements for obtaining a traineeship 

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.  

Where can I find out more about traineeships? 

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

Don’t qualify for a traineeship? 

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. 

Find out more about the kind of job roles in construction that are available to you, plus more on apprenticeships and your options for getting started in the industry.  

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