What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprentices have the opportunity to earn while they learn, gain real life experience and improve their job prospects.
Apprenticeships allow you to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. You’ll be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or a training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship you will hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career.
The length will depend on a number of factors such as the level of the apprenticeship, your chosen sector, employer requirements and individual ability. They can take anything between one to four years to complete. Working hours will vary depending on your employer but you’ll typically work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
What are the benefits?
- Earn while you learn
- You dont go into any sore of debt like you would when going to university
- Real world experience in your chosen sector
- Friendly support and guidance from your professional colleagues
- Strengthens your CV
- Build your professional contacts
- gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Progress in a real business
- Become an essential part of a team
What could it lead to?
After completing an apprenticeship, you could continue to train for an advanced, higher, or degree level apprenticeship, or a related vocational qualification. Alternatively, you could go on to university, or take a professional qualification that leads to a specific job role.
- 16 or older
- Not wanting to go to university?
…and interested in any of the following apprenticeships?