APPRENTICESHIPS EXPLAINED

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a practical way for school leavers and other people to gain knowledge of an industry and increase their skills without being confined to full time education.  As an apprentice, you  will join a business like a regular employee and will work hard and learn on the job. A tutor will visit you to hep build a portfolio of evidence and will work with your employer to help you gain all the skills you need to be successful

Who can become an Apprentice?

You can start an Apprenticeship form the age of 16. You must be enthusiastic, willing to learn from others and be committed to the training.

What training and qualifications are provided?

Your employer will work with a member of our Apprenticeship Team to select the right qualification and units that will help you develop your skills; these skills  will be practical and relevant to the place you are working.  At the same time you will develop your knowledge as well as improve your English and maths.

What are the wages?

You will be paid the set Apprenticeship Wage of £3.40 per hour. (£3.50 from April 2017) Some employers pay more.

What can I do after an apprenticeship?

You could progress onto the next qualification level, stay in employment or consider college courses.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Earn a wage with paid holidays
Gain a recognised qualification
Receive on the job training working alongside experienced staff
Learn job specific skills
Start your training at any time of the year
Enhance career progression within your industry

Got a question?

Why not explore the website or give the Apprenticeship Team a call on

01332 794910