What is an Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship is a real job with real pay. It has all the benefits of a regular position plus worthwhile training.They often suit students who have a clear idea of their career path and who no longer want to study full-time.

The Apprenticeship Framework is a structured programme – available at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5 in some cases – and is a nationally recognised qualification. The course allows you to choose the speed at which you wish to work and has the added benefits of highly-skilled assessors

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector.

Key benefits:

  • earn a salary
  • get paid holidays
  • receive training
  • gain qualifications.
  • learn job-specific skills.

Who are they for?

There may be different entry requirements for Apprenticeships depending on the occupational sector. Individuals just need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.
Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years-old whether they are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career.
Competition for places with employers can be fierce, so you will need to show that you are committed, and aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the company who would employ you.
You also need to be happy to work as both part of a team and individually, and be able to use your own initiative..