As a leading national training company Acacia has designed a new generation of Traineeships, providing young people with the necessary tools and training to build a successful career and employers a new source of ready-made talent. A Traineeship combines work preparation training, qualifications.
Young people have been amongst the hardest hit by the Covid pandemic. The Government have responded to this by re-launching traineeship programmes, as part of their wider ‘Plan for Jobs agenda,’ to help them gain the right skills to get into employment.
Traineeships were given a major funding boost with Chancellor Rishi Sunak announcing a £111 million funding package with the ambition to triple the number of Traineeship starts to over 30,000 in this academic year.
To support more employers being able to take up this opportunity, the Government recently announced a £1,000 incentive per trainee, up to £90,000 per organisation, to help businesses with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee.
This cash incentive can be put towards wages, transport, uniforms, facilities, or any other costs incurred by the business or the Trainee.
Acacia’s new Traineeship model is an eight-week programme that combines classroom work-preparation training, which includes certificated qualifications, with 70 hours or three weeks of quality work placement, blended throughout the 8 weeks supported by the Acacia Traineeship team.
Our Traineeships enable organisations to develop a capable and sustainable workforce by bringing in young people who are committed to gaining work-ready skills and they have the advantage of a work experience placement that can meet your business needs.
Those aged 16-24, unemployed and with no qualifications or qualifications below level 4 can apply for a Traineeship
Qualifications below Level 4 include GCSEs, A-levels or a B-Tec.
If you are unsure whether or not you or members of your team are eligible, simply get in touch and a member of our award winning team will be more than happy to assist you.
A Traineeship is a 8-week course which includes work preparation training, at least 70 hours of work experience, with Maths and English support if you need it.