Get work ready before your traineeship!

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Get work ready!

We’ve put together some tips for you for before you start your traineeship and for when you progress into employment! 

Young woman in a work meeting holding a notebook

Bank account

Enrolling on a traineeship with Ixion means you will get your travel to and from your work placement reimbursed, and you also get a weekly training allowance – this will be paid into your bank account.

Email address

It is a good idea to have a professional email address to put on your CV together with your new skills, qualifications and work experience. might not be appropriate for your future employer!


As part of your traineeship, we will support you in putting together your CV as we want to see you progress successfully from your traineeship either into an apprenticeship or employment.


It is great to start getting into a routine before you start your placement of getting up and going to bed at decent times (no more late nights recording TikTok videos or playing Minecraft).

Social media

How private are your accounts? Are there images, videos and comments you might not want people outside your friendship circle to see? When you start getting interviews your future employer might search for you on social!

Professional networks

If you know the sector you want to work in, whether it’s construction, marketing or IT, it might be a good idea to join some relevant professional networks to not only get the latest vacancies, but network and be knowledgeable about your sector for interviews.

Traineeships for 16-24 year olds
Qualifications and courses for your first job, a new job, promotion or to upskill your staff.
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Traineeships for employers
Employer-led traineeships bespoke to your business needs, plus details on the £1,000 Government incentive.
Traineeships for employers
A parent's perspective
Last year we spoke to Alison, whose son joined our traineeship programme, to gain a parent's perspective on traineeships.
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