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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A fantastic opportunity to work alongside the sites qualified Printers at a small busy label printing company in Keighley. You will learn all aspects of Print required across the full range of skills,…

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Exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to start a career in retail. You must be a strong communicator with the ability to build rapport with all customers, ensuring a 1st class customer…

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XS Hair, voted best hair & beauty salon in Leeds, this elite hair team are offering a fantastic opportunity to start your career as a hair stylist.

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Salon based in Beeston are offering a fantastic opportunity to start your career as a hair stylist and progress within the salon

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This is fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company and have the opportunity to work with experienced employees and develop your future careerYou will be working…

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Employer: Ely Tax and Accountancy Location: Ely Wage: £150.00 Per Week Hours: 30.00 Per Week Vacancy Description An expanding Chartered Accountants based in Cambridgeshire are currently…

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This is a brilliant apprenticeship with the opportunity to grow, learn and earn. Start here and apply now! You will be working for...A company which backs up their service with 19 years of experience.…

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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North and East Somerset.…

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This is fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company and have the opportunity to work with experienced designers and develop your future career! You will be…

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Employer: The Richmond Hotel (4* Hotel) Location: Liverpool Wage: £0.00 Per Week Hours: 30.00 Per Week Vacancy Description If your 16-18 and looking to gain further employment, Apprenticeship…

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Have you recently completed your education in either school/college or due to complete your studies soon? Leaving school and entering the world of work can be exciting and worrying at the same time.…

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Employer: Kaplan Financial (Hull) Location: Hull Wage: £0.00 Per Week Hours: 30.00 Per Week Vacancy Description A fantastic opportunity to gain a place on Kaplans Financial Interships,…

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An excellent opportunity for somebody looking to build a career in administration or law with a fantastic company in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

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Baltic Training Services are delighted to be recruiting for an outgoing and eager-to-learn individual to join our client based in Macclesfield as an IT Support Technician. Our client based in 1995 serves…

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QA Apprenticeships is an award-winning provider of IT apprenticeships. Our programme won Apprenticeship Programme of the Year 2012 &2013, and Microsoft UK Partner of the Year 2013 Special Commendation.…

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Employer: 365 Childcare Ltd Location: Northampton Wage: £99.00 Per Week Hours: 30.00 Per Week Vacancy Description Always dreamed of career in the Childcare industry? A great opportunity…

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Are you passionate about creating good food? Looking to start your career in the hospitality industry? The George & Dragon is looking for a talented & enthusiastic individual to join their team as an Apprentice…

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Baltic Training Services are delighted to be recruiting for a creative and motivated individual to join our client based in Rossendale as a Social Marketing and Digital Media Apprentice. Our client…

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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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Are you passionate about a career in the Automotive Industry? Would you prefer to work in a workshop and not an office? If the answer is “yes” then the Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Programme…

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