• What is a Traineeship?

    Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’. Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, transferable skills (English and maths) and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job. Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

    What is asked from the Employer?

    Employers need to commit to a high quality work experience placement which should last between six weeks to six months.

    The work placement should conclude with an exit interview – or a job interview if a role becomes available – and a reference at the end of the placement.

    Employers are not required to pay young people taking part in Traineeships but are encouraged to support trainees with expenses such as transport.

    Provide a minimum of 30 hours a week work experience. A proportion of the trainee’s time will be spent with PGL Training developing their employability skills. The amount of time spent on work placement and with PGL will vary from trainee to trainee, depending on individual requirements.

  • Apprenticeships

    Introducing Apprenticeships

    An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go. Apprenticeships take between one and three years to complete, depending on your chosen subject.

    An Apprenticeship is essentially a set of qualifications called a ‘framework’ developed by Sector Skills Councils. Most Apprenticeship frameworks follow a standard format which consists of a national vocational qualification, knowledge based qualification and transferable skills. PGL provides the knowledge training and develops skills whilst the employer provides the practical experience to put those skills to the test. Training can be classroom based, in a workshop or in a workplace, depending on the subject.

  • Who are Traineeships for?

    Traineeships are an ideal opportunity for young people who are motivated to get a job but who lack the skills and experience that employers are looking for.

    Traineeships can only be delivered by Training Providers that have been graded as Outstanding or Good by Ofsted. PGL Training were awarded a Good grade in August 2013.

  • Totum


    Totum provides discounts in-store and online at your favourite brands to help your hard earned cash go a little further. Totum is run by the National Union of Students, (NUS) and so the money they raise selling the discount card helps to fund a new National Society for Apprentices, which will serve to represent your needs and those of all vocational learners.