Apprenticeships are paid jobs which allow you to earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain skills and that valuable work experience, all while you are studying a qualification.
They can take between one and six years to complete, depending on the level of apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector. The weekly average wage for an apprentice is usually around £200.
Anyone who meets the following requirements can apply;
Whether you’re a school leaver or have been working for years and want a new career, you can apply.
It's easy to apply for an apprenticeship:
Some industries have specific entry requirements; we recommend you check before applying.
If you are struggling with your application, the National Apprenticeship Service have produced a handy guide to help you write a winning apprenticeship application.
You can start at an apprenticeship at any level, as long as you meet the entry requirements. You can start at level 2 all the way up to level 7.
There are four levels of apprenticeships available for those aged 16 and over:
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE's at a pass|
|Advanced||3||2 A level's at a pass|
|Higher||4, 5, 6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor's or master's degree|
You can do a variety of apprenticeships from engineering, fashion, law and whole lot more. You can find a full list of the opportunities apprenticeships provide by clicking A-Z guide for apprenticeships.
Please note that the apprenticeships listed are accurate at the time of publishing.
Going straight to university isn't the only route to progress yourselves after GCSE's or college. Higher and Degree apprenticeships are real alternatives to following the traditional route.
The benefits include:
If you are not quite ready for an apprenticeship a traineeship is a good way to gain the skills employers will be looking for.
Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, maths and English and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.
They are delivered by training providers and funded by the government, with employers providing the valuable work experience placement and interview as part of the programme.
If you want to find out more please call us on 01332 642633.
Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16 and above, they're even available for people with disabilities. Apprenticeships can be a great, direct route for disabled people to get skilled jobs and careers. To find out more information about the support available, please look at Disability Rights UK's Into Apprenticeships guide.