Next week is National Apprenticeship Week, so what is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship, which must last for a minimum of 12 months, combines hands-on work with the opportunity to train and obtain qualifications. It’s also a paid position, so you earn while you learn. At least 20% of your time is set aside for learning, usually at a college, university or with a training provider.
The rest of your time is spent applying your knowledge and skills in the workplace, doing the job that you set out to get. At the end of it, you’ll gain official certification, which will be equivalent to traditional qualifications.
Apprenticeship levels are set and equivalent to the traditional qualifications listed below:
There is no maximum age limit for an apprenticeship, but students must be aged 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.
Apprenticeships are available in over 600 occupations, including Nursing, Digital Marketing and even Bee Keeping!
To find out more, and to search and apply please use the link below.
To look at current vacancies and opportunities, please use the following website.
Find an apprenticeship – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)