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As a leading national training company Acacia has designed a new generation of Traineeships, providing young people with the necessary tools and training to build a successful career and employers a new source of ready-made talent. A Traineeship combines work preparation training, qualifications.

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What is a Traineeship?

Young people have been amongst the hardest hit by the Covid pandemic. The Government have responded to this by re-launching traineeship programmes, as part of their wider ‘Plan for Jobs agenda,’ to help them gain the right skills to get into employment. 

Traineeships were given a major funding boost with Chancellor Rishi Sunak announcing a £111 million funding package with the ambition to triple the number of Traineeship starts to over 30,000 in this academic year.

To support more employers being able to take up this opportunity, the Government recently announced a £1,000 incentive per trainee, up to £90,000 per organisation, to help businesses with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee.

This cash incentive can be put towards wages, transport, uniforms, facilities, or any other costs incurred by the business or the Trainee.

A path to success!

Acacia’s new Traineeship model is an eight-week programme that combines classroom work-preparation training, which includes certificated qualifications, with 70 hours or three weeks of quality work placement, blended throughout the 8 weeks supported by the Acacia Traineeship team.

  • 8 weeks of work preparation training 
  • Weeks 1 – 4 (4 days classroom 1 day with the Employer)
  • Weeks 5 – 8 (3 days classroom 2 days with the Employer)
  • Certificated qualifications
  • Additional support with Maths, English, and digital skills 
  • 70 hours of work placement over 8 weeks
  • Guaranteed Job Interview
  • Support from a learner mentor coach
  • £1,000 trainee incentive for employers

What are the benefits of an Acacia Traineeship?

Our Traineeships enable organisations to develop a capable and sustainable workforce by bringing in young people who are committed to gaining work-ready skills and they have the advantage of a work experience placement that can meet your business needs.

The benefits of a Traineeship to Learners

  • Stand out from the crowd

    A Traineeship can give you the edge when you apply for a job

  • Sector experience

    A traineeship will help you get a foot in the door in an industry or sector you might be interested in

  • Job Interviews

    Many of the companies we are working with are offering guaranteed job interviews when you successfully complete the course.

  • Nationally Recogniased Qualification

    A traineeship is a valuable nationally-recognised qualification that would boost anyone's CV!

Who are Traineeships for?

Those aged 16-24, unemployed and with no qualifications or qualifications below level 4 can apply for a Traineeship

Qualifications below Level 4 include GCSEs, A-levels or a B-Tec.

If you are unsure whether or not you or members of your team are eligible, simply get in touch and a member of our award winning team will be more than happy to assist you.

What does a Traineeship involve?

A Traineeship is a 8-week course which includes work preparation training, at least 70 hours of work experience, with Maths and English support if you need it.