Traineeships

A traineeship scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for employers and young people currently not in education or training (NEET) to mutually benefit from added skills and a work experience payment.

Our traineeships get you where you want to be, and fast, whether you are an employee or an employer

A traineeship is not paid, instead, it is a proactive route into work which includes a mixture of formal skills training, employability training, English and maths and around 100 hours of supervised work experience in a workplace. The aim of the programme is to move young people from unemployment into work by providing them with appropriate technical skills and work-related industry experience alongside the all-important soft skills required by employers whilst giving employers a recruitment pipeline for entry-level roles in which they have had an opportunity to conduct a 100-hour job interview.

The programme lasts on average 12 weeks with a minimum duration of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months’ which will be decided dependent upon the job role being filled.

Everyone’s a winner with an ICON Traineeship. Be part of the success story.

 

Trainee Benefits
  • The scheme supports building your confidence and your employment skill set
  • Here is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills in an exciting new field
  • The programme provides multi-layered training, making you very employable
  • Over 90% of our trainees receive an offer of employment following a successful traineeship

 

How does it work for trainees?
  • At the end of the work experience period, you will be interviewed for possible employment
  • The employment opportunities available can range from full or part-time roles to apprenticeships
  • Over 90% of ICON trainees successfully progress to employment
  • A traineeship is open to people aged 16 to 24 who:
  • Are not currently in employment (or a low earner working less than 16 hours per week) or any form of education
  • Haven’t previously completed a level 3 qualification
  • Have little or no work experience
Employer Benefits
  • A free of charge recruitment model enables you to identify an individuals’ strengths, making recruiting the right candidate more successful
  • Staff can come ready qualified prior to starting their traineeship
  • A traineeship with no financial commitment, meaning there is no direct financial cost to the employer throughout the scheme
  • Positive PR in your community: recruiting sends a clear message that you are a successful and growing company
  • A learner can progress to an apprenticeship scheme with all the associated benefits that bring

 

How does it work for employers?
  • We work with you to create an environment for success
  • Over 90% of ICON trainees successfully progress to employment
  • The opportunities available can range from full or part-time roles to apprenticeship
  • However, should things not go according to plan, there’s no obligation to employ the trainee
  • An exit interview and written feedback is all that is required, should a trainee not be suited to a role in your organisation

 

A traineeship is open to people aged 16 to 24 who:
  • Are not currently in employment (or a low earner working less than 16 hours per week) or any form of education
  • Haven’t previously completed a level 3 qualification
  • Have little or no work experience

 

It’s your business and your training programme – you decide what happens next.

If you are an employer interested in hosting a traineeship scheme click here to register your interest.

 

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