Project factsheet

Project factsheet

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Project evaluation


Evaluation of Traineeships Programme: final report, 2015 to 2019

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Traineeships – Please note this project has now closed.

Project description

Traineeships is a non-employed status training programme for 16-18 year olds not otherwise engaged in post-16 education or employment.  The primary objective of the programme is to equip young people with the skills, qualifications and experience to enable them to progress to learning at a higher level or to employment; including an Apprenticeship.  The programme forms part of the current suite of Welsh Government interventions to improve the engagement, employability and progression of young people.

Traineeships have three different levels to make sure that young people get the support and backing they need to progress: ‘Engagement’, ‘Level 1’ and ‘Level 2 – Bridge to Employment’.

Traineeships give young people aged 16-18 the skills they need to get their first job or progress to further training. They’re very flexible, but mainly include; work preparation training, English and Maths – for those who need it and high quality work experience.

Geographical coverage

The project works across all local authorities in Wales both in Communities First and outside Communities first areas.

Essential eligibility criteria

A Traineeship is for young people aged 16-17(although if you are aged 18 and have left school or college you could also apply), resident in Wales, who are not in engaged in Education, Employment or Training. Additional eligibility criteria applies to each level; ‘Engagement’, ‘Level 1’ and ‘Level 2 – Bridge to Employment’.

Contact details

Name: Nadine Young
Telephone: 03000 622403
Address: Welsh Government, Rhodfa Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3UR

Website: Website

Additional details

For Individuals via Careers Wales 0800 028 4844
For employers via Skills Gateway for Business 03000 6 03000
Business Wales: External link
Welsh Government: External link

Local authority area of delivery and contact name

Blaenau Gwent – Rebecca Phillips
Caerphilly – Elizabeth Goodwin
Merthyr Tydfil – Leanne Williams
Torfaen – Angela Shirlow