A traineeship is a pre-apprenticeship programme that aims to give learners an insight into the industry. It also provides work experience, employability skills and functional skills. Though it is unpaid, a trainee will have their travel expenses and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) provided. It is a short programme, usually taking place over a 10 to 16 week period, compared to an apprenticeship, which usually lasts for four years, with one day a week spent in college, and the other four days in work. Apprentices are paid at least the minimum apprenticeship wage.