PCS – Quality Training in the Heart of Birmingham



The Chancellor’s ‘A Plan for Jobs’ launched a wave of new traineeship government incentives to help boost the economy and kick-start jobs post-Covid-19.

The government will be supporting jobs by focusing on skills and young people through the creation of 30,000 new Traineeships. As a result, government incentives are also available for any employer taking on trainees and apprentices.

PCS has 24 years of experience in delivering Traineeships, including pre-apprenticeships. We will be helping employers to understand the range of incentives available and how they can benefit their organisation.


Traineeships support young people aged 16-24 when making an informed decision on whether to pursue an apprenticeship, job, or further education through valuable training and unpaid work experience.

For employers, they can help find and recruit talented young people, contribute to Corporate and Social Responsibility targets and provide additional resources to meet peak and seasonal needs.

What incentives are available to employers taking on a Trainee?

Employers taking on a Trainee from 1 September 2020 will qualify for a £1,000 grant.

There is no direct cost to the employer, however, we encourage employers to cover the cost of the trainee’s travel.

How Long Do Traineeships Last?

A traineeship can last between six weeks and six months, with the work experience element covering a minimum period of 70 hours, our employers typically take a trainee on for 180 hours.

What Support Do Trainees Receive?

Trainees receive support from Protocol with their Maths, English, and employability skills. As well as unpaid work experience with an employer.

What happens after the Traineeship?

Companies offering a Traineeship learner a progression onto an apprenticeship will qualify for a grant of up to £2,000, with potentially a further £1,000 depending on the trainee’s age.

To take a further look at what incentives are available for businesses taking on apprentices, click here.

If you are interested in employing a trainee for your business or looking for a traineeship for yourself, feel free to give us a call on 0121 236 2634, where you can speak directly to a qualified member of staff.