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    Apprenticeships

  • CHOOSE AN APPRENTICESHIP

  • Get a real job and continue your education up to degree level.

  • Earn a competitive salary while all your training is paid for.

  • Gain hands-on experience and learn skills that employers want, helping shape your future career.

  • Choose from thousands of vacancies in a range of industries, from engineering to nursing, and law to design.

       An apprenticeship gives you hands-on experience, a salary and the opportunity to train while you work. All of this                 with some high quality, prestigious companies in loads of different industries.

       An apprenticeship is a real job. It’s a way to:

  • earn a wage and learn at the same time, with at least 20% of your time set aside for learning – normally at a college, university or other training provider.
  • gain official certification of your skills, equivalent to a qualification ranging from level 2 (GCSE equivalent) up to degree level.
  • start a long-term career path with the possibility of higher earnings

By successfully completing your apprenticeship, you'll have gained the confidence and skills needed to progress in your chosen career. Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and organisations, from local businesses to large national brands.

 

HOW MUCH CAN YOU EARN?

All apprenticeships help forge a long term career path and the possibility for higher earnings. Pay is dependent on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship - for example, some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week.

Many employers choose to pay substantially more than the apprenticeship minimum wage, which is £3.50 per hour for those aged 16 to 18 (rising to £3.70 per hour from April 2018). The same applies if you’re 19 and over and in the first year of your apprenticeship - after that you are entitled to the

 National Minimum Wage

Remember, if you complete a higher or degree apprenticeship, you’ll have no university debts: you’ll have been earning for the length of your apprenticeship with no tuition fees.

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WHO ARE APPRENTICESHIPS FOR?

Many apprentices are school leavers and young people, but there is no upper age limit. If you’re over 16, living in England and not in full time education then an apprenticeship could be perfect for you.

Apprenticeships are available across a huge range of industries, whether it’s law, engineering, nursing or design. The levels of apprenticeship on offer range from level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) right up to higher and degree apprenticeships – there’s bound to be one that’s right for you.

 

Looking to gain some work experience before applying for an apprenticeship?

A traineeship might be the perfect way for you to boost your career

prospects and gain the skills needed.

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A traineeship is a flexible education and training programme with work experience that unlocks the great potential of young people. It prepares them for their future career by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Traineeships are designed to help young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the skills or experience needed to get an apprenticeship or job. If you have been unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and/or experience, then a traineeship could be for you.

YOU COULD BE SUITABLE IF YOU ARE:

- Aged 16 to 24 - and for young people with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan up to academic age 25.

- Have no qualifications above GCSE or equivalent.

- Unemployed, or work fewer than 16 hours per week and have little work experience but are motivated to work.

At the end of a traineeship, a young person will be guaranteed a job interview if a role becomes available. Whatever happens, they will receive an exit interview together with meaningful written feedback to help them secure an apprenticeship or job with another employer.

 

 

On a traineeship you will learn crucial skills,

like teamwork and how to make the right impression.

It will give you the confidence of having operated in a real work environment and you can get your maths and English to the required level. All this is geared towards helping you towards your next goal whether this be an apprenticeship, other work or further education. Employers are not required to pay you for taking part in a traineeship but may support you with expenses such as transport and meals. The work placement is a real opportunity to gain meaningful work experience. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may be able to access financial support from your training provider, for example travel and childcare costs or if you need extra support due to a disability. If you are receiving welfare benefits your Jobcentre may be able to financially support you. Training costs are funded by the Government.  Employers are at the centre of a traineeship, providing you with the work experience which ensures that you are ‘work ready’ and have the confidence to take the first step towards getting a job and kick starting your career. Employers won’t expect you to be the finished product – for them, attractive trainees are motivated young people who are committed to learning.

 

 

You can get skills, get paid and even get a degree with an apprenticeship. 

 

CURRENT APPRENTICESHIPS

Construction

The construction sector offers a variety of roles, from welding to stonemasonry. Jobs in construction could be right for you if you’re a practical person and are interested in how things work and are put together.

We offer apprenticeship available in several sectors in the construction sector:

  • steel work

  • Lifting technician

  • site supervisor

  • welding

  • bricklaying

  • roofing

  • plastering

 

  • We are also offering free CSCS cards

  • Health and Safety level 1 training

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