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Open your doors to enthusiastic young people who are looking to gain real-world skills whilst supporting your organisation.

A traineeship is a short course which incorporates industry experience, designed to boost young people’s confidence and employability skills to help prepare them for work, an apprenticeship or full-time studies. Warrington & Vale Royal College works in partnerships with local employers to provide a traineeship programme for young people aged 16-18.

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Employ a Trainee

  • The programme can be designed to suit the needs of both your business and the trainee
  • FREE for the employer and no wages to pay
  • Develop your existing employees’ experience in training and mentoring
  • Flexible placement days and hours that suit you
  • A great way to develop your talent pipeline, ensuring trainees are a good fit with your business before hiring or offering an apprenticeship
  • Opportunity to teach trainees job-specific skills that match your industry.

Why choose to partner with Warrington & Vale Royal College?

  • Our experienced Business Development Team provide a dedicated traineeship recruitment service to help you advertise positions and source eligible and suitable young people
  • We will tailor the training programme so it is relevant to your business
  • You will receive regular on-going support, including one-to-one reviews and training meetings
  • We provide on-site training to develop the trainee’s skills and help them settle into your business.

Employer Incentive Payment

Employers who support the traineeship programme can claim a cash incentive from the government of £1,000 per trainee when a work experience placement of over 70 hours has been completed.

The incentive payment can be claimed for up to 10 trainees per region and is available for trainees starting a programme on or before the 31st July 2022.

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Contact our Business Development Team

Our Business Development Team are always on hand to support our employer partners.

If you would like to make an enquiry you can contact them on 01925 494 271 or via email

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