Earn while you learn. No Debt. Receive a recognised qualification. What’s not to love? It’s no wonder apprenticeships are becoming a game-changing alternative to university.

But we know that when you’re thinking of what to do when you’ve finished school or college, it’s sometimes difficult to understand all the different options out there for you. That’s why our Apprenticeship Toolkit will tell you everything you need to know about this great pathway to your dream career. 

The career option that works for everyone

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences.

Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university, or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

 

Anyone who is over the age of 16, who is:

  • early in their career
  • looking to upskill in their current job
  • looking for a career change
  • not in full-time education
  • enjoys putting their skills and knowledge into action

There are many benefits to completing an apprenticeship, which includes:

  • experience and skills development
  • a nationally recognised qualification (with no tuition fees)
  • employee benefits and a wage
  • exposure to industry professionals

Apprenticeship Levels

Different apprenticeship levels equate to different qualification levels.

An apprenticeship can start at any level, but some may require:

  • previous qualifications such as English or maths GCSEs
  • additional training in English or maths to ensure the apprentice is at the right level

You can speak to your school careers person about apprenticeships, or you there’s lots of great information online about them: 

Visit Apprenticeships | GOV UK

 

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