What is a Traineeship

What is a Traineeship?

A traineeship is a structured training and employment program that offers trainees the opportunity to train on and/or off-the-job, work and earn money in a (non-trade) area of interest.

Traineeships are usually for a nominal duration of twelve months or more and can be available on a part-time or full-time basis. On completion of a traineeship, trainees receive a nationally recognised certificate qualification.


A Traineeship is usually for a nominal period of 12 months if full time or 18 months if part time. Depending on the progress of the trainee, the Traineeship can be completed in 6 months (full time) or 9 months (part time).


Trainees will need to possess the following qualities to succeed in your chosen field:

  • Show a genuine interest and initiative in the field of work
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Willing to work and be fit enough to conduct the tasks required of the job
  • Not already hold a qualification that precludes participation in a Traineeship

How a Traineeship Will Benefit You

HTA traineeships offer you:

  • Continuous paid work and job security
  • Training towards Nationally Recognised Certificate qualification
  • Flexible full or part-time employment
  • Regular support and feedback as to how you are performing
  • Industry experience and the opportunity for ongoing employment following completion of the Traineeship