16-18 Traineeships

If you are aged between 16-18 and not sure which career path to choose, then you must consider Traineeship at KBM 12 week traineeship. A real opportunity to obtain work experience and learn new skills, career progression within a professional environment.

Suitability & Eligibility

  • Unemployed and have little or no work experience
  • Motivated to work
  • Aged 16 – 18 and qualified below level 3
  • Ready for employment or an Apprenticeship within six months of engaging with a Traineeships
  • Traineeships can be run as part time

16-18 Traineeship Coverage

If you want to go into Apprenticeship, KBM’s Traineeship routes are ideal way to assist you to be ready for work. The Traineeship is a Pre-Apprenticeship training programme that prepares 16-18 year olds for the world of work.
KBM have developed bespoke programmes for Traineeships 16-18 and Classroom programmes for Accounting and Business Administration Sectors to support employers to recruit and fill identified skills gaps in their workforce.  We prepare young people with relevant employability skills as well as Accounting and Business Administration Sectors skills. Other features include:

  • Work preparation training, developing a personal statement and job searching
  • English and maths support (unless the young person has already achieved a GCSE A* - C in those subjects or a functional skills qualification at level 2)
  • A quality work experience placement with an employer, last from six weeks to five months.
  • Traineeships can be run as part time

Programme Benefits

  • Traineeships are stepping stone for young people before being employed in a permanent role or before starting an Apprenticeship. They help young people to get ready for the work.
  • Traineeships are flexible way of working with employers, adding to the content of Traineeships to meet the needs of the individual and the sector.
  • At completion, the young person will be guaranteed a job interview if a role becomes available or an exit interview together with meaningful written feedback to help them secure an apprenticeship or employment with another employer.
  • Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people, who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.
  • Those who have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience are most likely be good candidates for a traineeship.

Funding Support

Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a traineeship but may support you with expenses such as transport and meals. The work placement is a real opportunity to gain meaningful work experience. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be able to access financial support from training provider, for example travel and childcare costs or if you need extra support due to a disability. If you are receiving welfare benefits your Jobcentre may be able to financially support you. Training costs will be met by government funding.

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