Traineeships, Sheffield & S. Yorkshire


Traineeships - The Source Academy

A traineeship is an educational training programme accompanied by work placement. Traineeships are typically shorter than apprenticeships, lasting from 6 weeks up to 1 year. Although most traineeships typically last for 6 months or less.

Traineeships are the perfect way to prepare yourself for further employment, providing you with essential work skills and experience that employers look for. A traineeship prepares you with the right skills to get started with more intermediate and advanced apprenticeships.

We offer traineeships in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and surrounding South Yorkshire areas. Our traineeship programmes are available across a huge range of different industries, from marketing traineeships, childcare traineeships, electrician traineeships, train driver traineeships and many more.

Not sure which traineeship programme is right for you? Get in touch with our Traineeships Support Team who would be happy to help.

Why start a traineeship?

From the traineeship programme, you will gain valuable work experience and insight into the workplace under the guidance of a structured mentoring programme. It also allows you to make important links with companies that may lead to apprenticeship opportunities when your traineeship is complete.

Gain Confidence

Whilst completing a traineeship, many people also develop confidence in their own abilities, feeling assured that they have the appropriate training they need to get work-ready. Not only will a traineeship improve your confidence and professional attitude, it will also allow you to improve your studies in Maths and English, skills which employers value highly.

Traineeship funding

Although traineeships are unpaid, bursaries can often be arranged to pay for travel and food. A traineeship is valuable in itself as it provides experience that could set you apart from other potential job candidates.

Traineeship Programme content:

Traineeship Work Placement

A high quality traineeship work placement for approximately 8 weeks, usually over 3 days a week in your chosen sector of work.

With traineeships in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and across South Yorkshire, The Source helps find a traineeship near you to ensure you can complete your work placement with ease.

Completing work placement through a traineeship provides you with the skills and knowledge required and will improve your CV and employability.


The traineeship programme provides training in employability, sector-specific training, customer service and interview techniques. You will be supported in applying for vacancies.

Functional Skills

Traineeships provide an opportunity to work towards and achieve Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.

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Our support team are happy to help you get started with traineeships across Yorkshire.

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Traineeships in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley

Looking to start a traineeship in the South Yorkshire area? We offer traineeships to 16-24 year olds across Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley throughout a range of different industries and skill areas. We are passionate about enriching the South Yorkshire region with the best career skills, helping young learners and professionals thrive with the training to support them.

Let us help find you the best traineeship in Rotherham, Barnsley or Sheffield. Our strong South Yorkshire connections and friendly traineeships support team can help you start your search. Simply get in touch with our traineeships team to discover your opportunities.

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Alternatively, drop into our Sheffield Source Academy building to speak about your traineeship options:

The Source Skills Academy, 300 Meadowhall Way, Sheffield, S9 1EA, South Yorkshire

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