On Tuesday, 8 February, Skills Minister Alex Burghart met with young people undertaking traineeships – as part of National Apprenticeship Week activity – at Falltricks Hairdressing Academy in Ipswich.
Minister Burghart said: “It was inspiring to meet budding hairdressers undertaking traineeships at Falltricks Hairdressing Academy in Romford during National Apprenticeships Week.”
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is the 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships – taking place between 7th-13th February 2022 across England. The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from six weeks up to one year, though most traineeships last for less than six months.
Traineeships are a great way for young people to access the jobs market, enabling those aged 16 and 24 (or 25 for individuals with an education and health care plan) who don’t have the skills or experience to progress into an apprenticeship or a job.
Minister Burghart explained: “Traineeships are a fantastic way for young people to get on the path to a good job, offering the necessary training and work experience to progress into work or an apprenticeship.”