Whilst no specific destination data for progression from Traineeships is currently available, we have identified that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned a Traineeship Process Evaluation in 2014 based on a survey which took place in autumn 2014. The evaluation explored the views and experiences of:
· 1,590 trainees who commenced a Traineeship programme between August 2013 and July 2014.
· 200 providers delivering the Traineeship programme between August 2013 and July 2014.
· 218 employers participating in the Traineeship programme between August 2013 and July 2014.
According to providers, the main destination of trainees has been into an Apprenticeship: 71% of providers said that the majority of their trainees had moved into an Apprenticeship, while 36% said that most learners had moved into paid work (other than an Apprenticeship) and 32% said that most learners had continued learning or education.
At the time of the survey (autumn 2014), 50% of the trainees who had left or completed the Traineeship reported that they were either on an Apprenticeship (22%) or in work (28%). A further 17% were in training or education. These activities can be said to represent ‘positive’ outcomes, and when combined together, they account for two-thirds (67%) of the trainees in the sample. The remainder were either looking for work (26%) or doing something else (7%).
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The report highlights a need to progress more trainees onto Apprenticeships. Whilst this report is based on a small sample size it is statistically significant and is indicative for providers to measure against the progression outcomes for their trainees. Clearly providers need to work with employers to develop meaningful work placements that will lead to an Apprenticeship.