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A traineeship with Cornwall Council can help you get ready for work or an apprenticeship.

A traineeship is an education and training programme, combined with work experience, to get you work ready.

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The course provides you with the appropriate skills and experience that are required to get an apprenticeship or a job. This includes improving your English, Maths and IT skills (if you need it).

A traineeship will give you:

  • A work placement (between 6 weeks and 12 months)
  • Training to get you ready for the workplace including:
    • job search
    • interview skills
    • communication
    • team working
  • Help with your English, Maths and IT skills (if you need it)

A traineeship can last up to 12 months.  You will not get paid while you are on a traineeship, but you may be given expenses for things such as travel.

You are eligible for a traineeship if you are:

  • Aged between 16-24 or 25 (with an Education Health and Care Plan)
  • Looking to access employment and have little or no work experience
  • Qualified to Level 3 or below
  • Eligible to work in the UK

Are you aged between 16-24, or 25 with an Education Health Care Plan, and would like to register your interest in a traineeship, please email

We will then contact you regarding your requirements.