A traineeship employs workers in an entrylevel role through which they receive on-thejob training, while they complete vocational study outside the workplace and obtain a qualification.
It is similar to an apprenticeship, but workers are in a non-trade vocational job, such as administration, retail, animal studies and dental assisting. They still earn while they learn.
Typical traineeships take 12 months to complete full time, making them a perfect option for a gap year. Workers can choose to further their vocational study at the end of the traineeship, often staying employed at their host organisation, and further their career in the field, or leave to pursue other interests.