Introduction to Traineeships

Traineeships is an education and training programme funded through the ESFA and co-funded by the ESF, designed to incorporate work preparation and work experience to prepare young people for paid employment or an Apprenticeship, Traineeships to become ‘work ready’. A Traineeship can last up to 6 months.

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English and Maths support is also provided for those who have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A*-C or grade 4 or higher. The Traineeship programme also offers the flexibility to incorporate accredited learning to meet the needs of businesses and the local labour market.

As of the 1st August 2018 the Humber Learning Consortium contracts 7 training providers to deliver Traineeships across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.


Training Provider

Delivery Area

Athena Aspire

Hull and East Yorkshire


North Lincolnshire

Construction Works

Hull and East Yorkshire

First Steps Sports

Hull and East Yorkshire

Inhouse Training




RDS Academy

Hull and East Yorkshire


In addition to the standard work experience and work preparation our providers also offer a range of other flexible courses such as a Level 2 Engineering Technology qualification and an Award for Working as a Door Supervisor.

Who are the target group?

Traineeships are for those aged 16 to 24 who do not yet have the skills or work experience to gain paid employment or an Apprenticeship and who do not hold a full level 3 qualification.

The individual must be motivated and committed to all aspects of the Traineeship programme and into obtaining paid employment.

An individual must have ‘little or no work experience’ and must not have ‘achieved’ a Traineeship previously, by ‘achieved’ they must not have moved onto paid employment, an Apprenticeship or further learning as a direct result of the Traineeship.

The Humber Learning Consortium currently only contracts training providers to deliver to individuals residing in Yorkshire and the Humber (inc. North and North East Lincolnshire).

HLC are currently not accepting any tenders from prospective training providers.





InspireMe is a fully funded service brought to you by Aspire-igen, ESF, ESFA and the Humber Regional LEP