Employers taking on trainees, but Government urges more to get involved

The department for business announced that many employers are now behind Traineeships, a scheme set to help unlock the potential of motivated young people who are not yet work ready. Employers including Siemens, Virgin Media and the Port of Tilbury have already committed to the programme.

Matthew Hancock MP, skills and enterprise minister, said: “We introduced Traineeships to unlock the great potential of young people. Employers involved in the programme are now helping their trainees to develop the skills that are required in the workplace. They can then build on this and begin their career with an Apprenticeship or other sustainable job.

“With National Apprenticeship Week starting next week (3 to 7 March 2014), there has never been a better time to start thinking about offering a Traineeship or an Apprenticeship.”

Launched in 2013, Traineeships are delivered by training providers who can partner up with businesses to create tailored placements to suit the needs of both the company and the trainee.

Employers can visit Traineeships2014 to find out how they can take on their first trainee.

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