WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme that helps you earn while you learn. An apprenticeship offers individuals an amazing opportunity to combine combining real work with learning and training, both on and off the job. It offers young school leavers or someone who is already working but looking to up-skill to gain the skills and qualifications needed to move up the career ladder. In a nutshell, being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and relevant skills through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice new skills in a real work environment whilst you earn a wage.
WHY BECOME AN APPRENTICE?
Earn While You Learn
As an Apprentice you be earning, have the same opportunities as other employees while you learn. Apprenticeship wage starts from 3.40 to £7.40 depending on age and job role. You will also be able to get 30% of travel card
Study Debt Free
As you will be learning through experience and get paid at the same time, you won’t be weighed down by tuition fees. A study showed university entrants in England from 2015 could well face a debt of £30,000 by the time they graduate.
Apprenticeships offer training, mentorship and support needed for you to maximise your potential and develop a rewarding career in the workplace. A study showed 32% of all apprentices receive a promotion within 12 months of finishing
Apprenticeships give you the chance to study towards nationally recognised qualifications such as National Vocational Qualifications. You will also gain many more soft skills in a more supportive environment
What Would You Learn?
Depending on your job role, there are several apprenticeship standards available for delivery with more yet to be approved. Every apprenticeship follows an approved programme of study.
Apprenticeships consist of the following qualifications and elements at Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4.
This element of the training authenticates practical and working skills within a vocational area, proving competency in a range of units chosen for the Apprenticeship.
Provides the underpinning knowledge required to be effective in a job role.
Enhance English, Maths and Information communication technology skills relevant to the job role.
Enables learners to gain knowledge of statutory rights, Health and Safety and equal opportunities.
Develop creative thinking, reflective learning, team working, self-management and effective participation.