Traineeships-Puffins Training Ltd

Puffins Training Ltd


Not ready for an apprenticeship?
Are you currently not in a job?

Do you have little or no work experience?

Are you aged 16 to 24 and qualified below Level 4?

If you are wondering whether childcare would be the career for you, then why not ask us about our Traineeship scheme?

A traineeship is a government funded programme and is unpaid, although our placements provide you with a generous training allowance.

Our Early Years Traineeship programme lasts for 8 weeks and includes:
  • a high-quality work experience placement in one of Puffins of Exeter's nurseries
  • work preparation training, including CV writing and interview techniques
  • support with Maths, English and digital skills if you need it.
If you successfully complete a traineeship programme with us, then you will have the opportunity to join our award-winning Apprenticeship scheme.

In 2022/2023 we had 7 out of 11 learners complete our traineeship programme and move onto a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship.
For more information and to find out if you are eligible, contact us
                          Testimonies 2022
"My experience with the Traineeship programme has been very positive, I have enjoyed every part of it. All the trainers and staff in the nursery are lovely and very approachable. I have explored my passion for Childcare and made me really want to proceed with an Apprenticeship." 

"As a Trainee at Puffins my experience has been extremely helpful to me, in making my decision of what I want to do in the future. Within the programme, I have made great bonds with children and staff as well as making friends at day release. I would strongly recommend doing a Traineeship with Puffins!"

"I have enjoyed doing a Traineeship with Puffins. It has been an amazing experience, I am looking forward to seeing where it leads me into the future.