Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a way of combining working with studying. During a typical apprenticeship a student would work for a company but also go to college to study a related subject. You would be supported by an experienced member of the staff who will teach you the hands-on skills you need.

Over a period of between 1 to 3 years, an apprenticeship allows you to combine earning and learning and you would finish the course with an NVQ (or a BTEC or City & Guilds). Normal apprenticeships would result in a level 2 NVQ (roughly the same as doing 5 GCSEs) and Advanced Apprenticeships result in a Level 3 (about the same as 2 A-levels). The Higher Apprenticeship incorporates a work-based learning programme and leads to qualifications at Level 4 and above, where Level 4s and 5 are equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree, Level 6 is equivalent to a bachelor degree and Level 7 is equivalent to a master’s degree.

Whatever the type or level of apprenticeship taken, each one is defined by its own 'apprenticeship framework'. These came into being in 1994 following a government-led re-organisation of how apprenticeships were taught and managed. These frameworks were overseen by the Sector Skills Council and initially counted over 150 in total. In the following years the number expanded considerably, drawing in more providers outside of the traditional manufacturing and guilds-based sectors and by 2009 the list had expanded to over 190. Although there were now more options to choose from (210 in total in November 2014) there was some concern from various bodies and employers groups that there were gaps in the supply of apprenticeships to adequately meet the needs of a modern economy, so following the Richards Review of 2012 and a change in funding arrangements it is anticipated that Apprenticeship Standards will replace all frameworks by 2017.

Until that time, you can still be sure that an apprenticeship is a highly valued and rigorous qualification which is highly sought after by hiring companies and institutions. So see what you can find in our pages and start your journey to a fulfilling career.

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Covéa Insurance is a growing, supportive, ‘Times Top 100’ organisation, on the lookout for a underwriting and customer services apprentice. Pays £153.85 a week

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The Role: We are looking for a motivated and adaptable school leaver with a passion for Early Years Education to join our fully-supported 12 month apprenticeship. With a salary of £9,000 for…

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Are you leaving school or college this summer? Interested in pursuing a career working with children? Looking for experience in a nursery with 0-5 years?

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Are leaving school or college this summer and interested in gaining invaluable career experience? Do you want to earn £9,000 and benefit from the support of a mentor?

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Do you want to develop your skills in the largest hotel chain in the world? Looking for an opportunity with a clear route to management? Marriott Hotels are now hiring for the next generation of hospitality…

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Are you 17 or 18 and thinking about choices for September? Last chance to apply for roles starting September 2016. Read on for more info.

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To undertake the Apprenticeship goals set out by the college and Mitie. To strive and excel to the best of your abilities. To fully attend College and complete all set exams and practical assessments.

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Reception -booking in clients and dealing with queries. Answer the telephone calls. Registering new clients, filing, faxing, photocopying. Post, some ordering of stock. Gen adhoc admin duties.

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Are you 17 or 18 and thinking about choices for September? Last chance to apply for roles starting September 2016. Read on for more info.

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We are seeking a focused Apprentice to work as an Insolvency Administrator. This is fantastic opportunity to kick start your career in insolvency gaining a valuable qualification in business administration…

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A Fantastic opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship Programme in Business Administration with a Friendly employer delivered by an award winning provider! To be Trained and supported by the Human Resource…

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As a Service Technician you will be involved in all aspects of maintenance and repair from routine servicing to the complete component overhaul of vehicle systems.

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Salesforce.org are currently working with Step Forward on a groundbreaking new school leavers apprenticeship programme for 17 - 18 year olds. This 12-month programme will connect some of London’s most…

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Volkswagen group apprenticeships don’t just bring more manufacturer trained young technicians into the paint and body network; they help guarantee the future of the industry by passing vital skills on…

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You will be guided over two years for an Apprenticeship or three years for an Advanced Apprenticeship, by your own occupationally trained and qualified Vocational Coach.

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A Fantastic opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship Programme in Hospitality with a Friendly employer delivered by an award winning provider! This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the team…

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company. Apply now and don't delay! You will be working for?Established company that has been around for more…

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A Fantastic opportunity to complete an Apprenticeship Programme in Hospitality with a Friendly employer delivered by an award winning provider! You will be supervised and trained by the Head and current…

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