What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of gaining on and off-the-job training, earning money and getting a qualification, all at the same time. With so many people applying for jobs nowadays, businesses are always looking for people with real experience – with an Apprenticeship you get that experience while you learn.

So what is an Apprenticeship? An Apprenticeship can be either an Apprenticeship framework or an Apprenticeship standard. Both forms of Apprenticeships usually include qualifications covering knowledge, skills and behaviours. In order to complete an Apprenticeship you must achieve all elements of the framework.

An Apprenticeship will provide hands-on experience, skills and knowledge and the qualifications needed for a chosen career. They are designed with the help of employers in the industry to ensure relevant training and knowledge is integrated. Your training will include the skills for the industry, enable you to perform in your job and increase your employability skills.

We have a wide choice of Apprenticeships for you to choose from, from Hairdressing to Administration or even Engineering, and we’re always adding more career areas. Whatever career you’re looking for, an Apprenticeship could be just for you.

Entry Requirements:

Most occupations require a minimum of grade 4 or a C in English, maths and ICT. Some occupations within the Engineering sector will require Science at a minimum of grade 4 or C and a grade 5 or B in maths.

A Vocational Assessment may have to be taken and passed for some Apprenticeships before acceptance onto the programme. In some cases, learners will need to be successful at an employer interview to be accepted onto the Apprenticeship as well as completing an assessment beforehand.

Please telephone 0800 012 6656 to enquire about specific entry requirements for Workbased Apprenticeships.

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