Get involved in our SmartTrain programme and help a young person to learn the skills and experience needed to start their career. This page details all the information relating to Traineeships for Employers. 


Can you help a young person to gain the skills needed to start their career?

Our SmartTrain programme is ideal for anyone who is aged 16-18 or 19+ with an Education or Healthcare Plan, Unemployed, and educated below level 3. We provide a  structured programme that includes 4 elements to provide the trainee with the skills and experience needed to help them to progress.

We provide


Employability Skills

We provide the trainee with employability training which includes CV writing, Job application skills, and Interview Techniques. The candidate will also complete a Vocational Training workbook in their chosen industry We support them in progressing onto an Apprenticeship, Employment or Further Education.

Digital Skills

The candidate will also work towards their Functional Skills Maths and English and Digital Skills

You provide

Work Experience

Work Experience
A work placement for a minimum of 20 hours a week
Support for the candidate during their work experience
The work experience will be for approximately 23 weeks.

Benefits to your business

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It is fully funded by the UK Government
It gives your current employees experience in mentoring.
It can help you increase capacity and productivity
It can help you develop a loyal and talented workforce
It allows you to help tackle youth unemployment

We support candidates to potentially progress into


An Apprenticeship





Further Education