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How Could An Intermediate Apprenticeship Benefit You?10th August 2011, 17:14
Apprenticeships are recognised as the leading work-based training scheme, giving young people the most relevant and up to date skills necessary to work in their chosen sector. They come in three levels, and the Intermediate Apprenticeship is the first step.
In the UK, there are more than 85,000 employers offering apprenticeships in more than 130,000 locations.
If you decide to start an Intermediate Apprenticeship, you can expect to spend the majority of your time in a real life place of business, earning a real wage for work you do while getting great advice and guidance from experienced people who have been doing the job for years. Also, you'll spend at least one day for each week away from the workplace a nd in a specialist training institution or a local college to learn the theory behind your trade. In the company of other people in you sector, you'll all study for work-based qualifications relevant to your job.
On an Intermediate Apprenticeship you'll work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 NVQ and Key Skills qualifications. On some courses you might even study for a knowledge-based qualification like a BTEC. In this way, you'll have the most relevant and latest qualifications that employers in your sector are looking for, making you a great candidate when you enter the jobs market.
You'll be able to put everything you learn in college into practice in your day job under the guidance of your employers who will make sure you are making good progress. What's more, you'll be paid for your Intermediate Apprenticeship too. Apprentices have to be paid a minimum of 2.50 an hour, though most earn significantly more than this. As a paid employee you'll also be privy to other benefits like paid holidays and sickness pay.
Intermediate Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes, covering subjects from agriculture to childcare. Completing an apprenticeship at this level allows you to go on to an advanced apprenticeship if you so choose, or, if you want to go directly into the jobs market you'll be able to show employers you are a committed and dedicated person who can apply themselves to achieving what they set their minds to.
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