The FRA Traineeship Programme


Study on our fully-funded course and earn a Level 2 WorkSkills qualification. Our Traineeship is a full-time programme that runs for 12 weeks. It will help you towards an apprenticeship or employment, boosting your CV with valuable work experience. Youll need to have left full-time education to be eligible for the programme. 

GCSEs not gone to plan? Struggling to secure a job? Dont worry! 

Here at the FRA, we have a specialised Traineeship programme designed to be a stepping stone towards securing an apprenticeship or job. Its a free course to help you build professional skills and gain work experience. 

Youll earn a Level 2 WorkSkills qualification which covers professional skills like CV writing, interview techniques, job search methods and building an online presence. If you havent achieved a 9 - 4/A*- C in GCSE English and/or Maths, well support you in whichever subject(s) you need to develop. 

Youll study at the FRA two days a week. The programme also includes a work placement, tailored to your specific interests. Well match you with a brand or charity that suits your employment needs, and youll spend another two days a week working with them. Our partners include British Red Cross, Scope and N16 Vintage. 

When you finish your work placement, youll have a valuable employer reference to boost your CV. Our FRACareers service will support you with your next steps, including apprenticeship and job applications, or moving into further education. 70% of our traineeship students have successfully progressed from the programme! 

The programme is fully funded, so you dont need to pay anything. Whilst studying at the FRA, all your travel expenses will be covered. Travel and lunch expenses will be covered whilst you are on your work placement. 

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You can apply for our Traineeship program if you meet the following conditions

  • You’re aged 16 to 18
  • You’re eligible to work in England
  • You live in Greater London
  • You have qualifications up to Level 3 e.g qualifications from college or sixth form
  • You have little or no work experience
  • You’re unsure of your skills but are keen to start work
  • You’re unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week

Yes! When you complete our Traineeship programme, you’ll receive a Level 1 Award in Work Skills. This shows you have an understanding of customer service, teamwork, problem-solving and time management.

If you haven’t achieved GCSE qualifications, you can also work towards a Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths award on the programme.

For your work placement, you might volunteer with the British Red Cross. You can assist them with vital work required to raise funds, that will help people in crisis in the UK and abroad.

Generation Digital Trainee

You’ll lead remote sessions with vulnerable people, supporting them to build their digital skills to help them feel less isolated and lonely. The people needing help will be referred by internal British Red Cross Services and through partner organisations.

eBay Volunteer

You’ll assist with the operation of the charity’s eBay centre. You’ll research items to set the best price for sale, photograph and list products and prepare sold items for delivery.