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The Society encourages trainees and those wishing to offer traineeships to think creatively about how these traineeships could be carried out. This page outlines some of the benefits of flexible traineeships and how the Society can assist. Read about an example of a flexible traineeship.
The traineeship is usually a full-time, two-year training contract at one organisation but it is possible for traineeships to be carried out more flexibly. Some examples of this type of traineeship are:
Please note that a traineeship must be two years or the equivalent pro rata for part-time training.
Flexible traineeships are usually arranged by the trainee themselves, and anyone wishing to carry out a flexible traineeship must make an application to the Society’s Admissions Sub Committee for permission to do so. The Committee will usually wish to see a training plan detailing how it is proposed that the traineeship will be carried out, particularly the supervision arrangements, TCPD and PQPR arrangements, and details of who will be responsible for overseeing the training (ie will the contract be with one firm/organisation or will it be with two or more).
Flexible traineeships can offer significant advantages to organisations and prospective trainees.
For organisations this can include:
For trainees this can include:
For advice in relation to flexible traineeships, or to discuss making an application to the Admissions Sub Committee email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 226 7411 and choose Option 3.