Strive Traineeships

An Outline for Employers

This page is intended for employers who are considering offering Strive Traineeships to young people and includes information about the benefits of Traineeships for your business.

What is a Traineeship?

A Strive Training Traineeship will last for up to nine weeks and include:

Work preparation and pre-employment training.

English and maths support if required.

A work experience placement of 100 hours with an employer.

Flexible additional content to meet the needs of your business and the local labour market.

What are the benefits of offering Strive Traineeships?

Traineeships have been developed in response to research showing that young people frequently lack the knowledge and experience employers expect in the workplace. Strive Traineeships will help to tackle this problem, while benefiting businesses in the following ways:

  • You as an employer can design a high quality. Traineeship within your company in partnership with Strive Training–one that suits both the needs of your business and the needs of the trainee.
  • You can get ahead of the competition by bringing enthusiastic young people with their fresh ideas into your business before they get on to the job ladder.
  • Traineeships will allow you to shape the skills and experience of young people from your local community, helping your business to develop a loyal and talented workforce.
  • Working with trainees will give established staff members the chance to develop their skills in mentoring and coaching young people.

What will my business need to provide?

Your company will need to provide a high quality work experience placement for the trainee, lasting 100 hours over a six week period.

Are there any financial costs to offering Traineeships?

All training costs are met by Government funding. Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships.

As part of our commitment we at Strive Training will support your Trainees but providing them with travel expenses and luncheon vouchers.

Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

Work experience placements should be

Substantial and meaningful, providing a real workplace experience. Once the young person has finished their Traineeship with your company, you will need to give them:

Ideally, an interview for a position within your business if one is available.

If no Apprenticeship or job opportunity exists within your business at the end of the Traineeship, provide a meaningful exit interview together with a reference to help them secure an Apprenticeship or other employment with another employer.

Four Steps to Securing a Traineeship for your business



Contact our Partner Relationship Manager to identify your needs and find out how Strive Traineeships could support and benefit your business.



Confirm the work placement opportunities available to support your business.



Confirm the start dates for the Trainees(s) and their work placements.



Identify the shift/rota patterns to support the work placements and how best to meet the 100 hours placement over a six week period.

How do I get started with Traineeships?

Simply contact our Partner Relationship Manager on 07944 217987 who will be more than happy to discuss the options available that best support you and your business needs.Alternatively call us on 0208 686 1099