Traineeship providers: information request from ESFA

The ESFA has written to networks like GMLPF to ask for support in delivering Traineeships. 

In July 2020, the Chancellor announced a significant expansion of Traineeships as part of his Plan for Jobs.  The Government have increased and extended this drive until 31 July 2022, providing an additional £126m for the 2021/2022 academic year. This boost will help meet increased demand from young people who have fewer employment choices or opportunities available due to the Covid pandemic. We expect to see this investment help young people prepare for employment and apprenticeships through a combination of sector-focused skills development and work experience in line with international best practice.

High-quality Traineeships are a gateway to employment and apprenticeships for young people and are critical to driving and supporting economic recovery. Learning providers’ contribution to the success of Traineeships is vital. You can help in two key ways:

Forecasting and planning assumptions over the next 18-months

ESFA asks Traineeship providers to complete a survey to build intelligence on the trajectory of planned and actual starts.  The information you provide will be treated confidentially and used only to support the management of the Traineeships programme and inform investment and growth beyond July 2022. 

Please complete the survey at the link below between the 1st and 12th of each month, reporting on figures for the previous month.

Traineeship Survey

Supporting the Delivery of ‘your’ Traineeship Programme

ESFA is updating the list of Traineeship providers on the website to include additional details, making it easier for young people, employers and referral agencies to find local programmes. 

To ensure your listing is comprehensive, please email the following information to [email protected] by the end of this week.

  • Your provider name
  • The region or regions in which you deliver Traineeships
  • A list of the towns and/or cities you are providing traineeships
  • A link to your website
  • Your email address (generic email address able to answer FAQs around Traineeships)
  • Your contact number (a number that can handle an enquiry on Traineeships for you)