Pre-Apprenticeship Course

Course: Traineeships

Duration: Minimum 6 weeks, Maximum 6 months

  • Overview

    A GHQ Traineeship is a valuable way for a person to gain the knowledge, skills and experiences that are required to begin a job and career within their chosen sector. The Trainee will be able to gain an introduction to the working sector through a combination of work experience placement, an introduction to a relevant qualification and learn essential employability skills needed to secure and maintain employment.

    You will also work towards achieving Level 1 standard functional skills in Maths and English, providing a substitute to the GCSEs that have not been achieved through prior learning. OR: If you have not already achieved GCSEs at grade C or higher.

    Key Features

    • You will gain real work experience via a placement, develop job skills and receive work preparation training that will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other employment on completion of your traineeship.
    • The programme can last a minimum of 6 weeks to a maximum of 6 months.
    • The content will be tailored to your individual career needs, with a focus on developing your English and Maths skills to the required level.
    • Traineeships are for people aged 16 to 24.
    • Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a traineeship but may support you with expenses such as transport and meals.

    Things to consider

    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 your 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 Job Centre may be able to financially support you. Training costs are funded by the Government.


    • Business Administration
    • Childcare
    • Hairdressing
    • Beauty Therapy


    • Motivated to work and committed to self development
    • Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience
    • Aged between 16-24 and qualified below Level 3

    For further information or to enquire about completing a Traineeship with GHQ Training, contact our friendly Recruitment Team on 01752 218086 or via email

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