BECOME AN APPRENTICE

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • study towards a related qualification

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level

LEVELS OF APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:

  NAME   LEVEL   EQUIVALENT EDUCATIONAL LEVEL   
  Intermediate      2   5 GCSE passes at grade A* to C
  Advanced   3   2 A level passes
  Higher   4,5,6 & 7      Foundation degree and above  
  Degree   6 & 7      Bachelors or masters degree  

WHO CAN APPLY

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you're still at school. To start one, you'll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP

If you are interested in an apprenticeship in agriculture, horticulture, animal care or trees and timber, DART Apprenticeships may be able to help you.

  1. Enquire now - Send us your details via the enquire now button on the apprenticeship pages of our website or the enquire now button above to enable us to search for a potential vacancy that suits your requirements. One of our apprenticeship team will contact you to discuss how DART may be able to help you with your search for an apprenticeship.
  2. Sign in or create an account with the Find an Apprenticeship website - all vacancies will be added to the Find an Apprenticeship site and you will need to have an account to apply.
  3. Complete and submit your application - If you find a vacancy on the Find an Apprenticeship website, DART Trainings facebook page or website, click through to the apply now section and submit your application.

The National Careers Service has advice on writing applications and what to do in interviews. There is also a useful tool to guide you through writing a CV.

IF YOU'RE UNSUCCESSFUL

You can ask for feedback if you don't get selected for an interview or for the apprenticeship.

IF YOU NEED MORE EXPERIENCE

If you feel you're not ready for an apprenticeship, a traineeship is a course designed to prepare you for one. Please see our traineeship pages for more information, or contact Charlotte Browne on 01332 794910 option 3 or email foundation@darttraining.co.uk

ONCE YOU START AN APPRENTICESHIP

Once you have been successful and have an apprenticeship, take a few minutes to look at Amazing Apprenticeship's video 'HOW TO MAKE A FLYING START'.  The video will give you helpful tips and handy hints for the first week or two of your apprenticeship which will help you make a great start. http://amazingapprenticeships.com/videos/apprenticeships-how-to-make-a-flying-start/

BUY YOUR NUS APPRENTICE EXTRA CARD ONLINE

Buying an Apprentice extra card is easy and you can do it right here by clicking the link below

http://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/buy-now.aspx
All you need is your debit/credit card and a photo then you can buy now online.

Choose your apprentice provider from the list, enter a few details and your card will be with you within 7 working days, ready for you to start saving.

THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK EXPERIENCE

In a recent survey by City and Guilds, only 28% of 14-19 year olds surveyed thought that work experience was important, whilst City & Guilds found that 78% of employers surveyed think it is essential

If you fall into the 72% of 14-19 year olds who think work experience isn’t  important, please click here and read on.....

 

Got a question?

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

01332 794910