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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Have you just left school and dream of starting your hairdressing career with a leading hair salon group? Well Rush Hair is for you!During your hairdressing apprenticeship, you will spend your time between…

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Kloeckner Metals UK are large metal stockholding processing and distribution business who are part of a multinational company with a €6bn turnover. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with our company…

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Volkswagen Group Apprenticeships do not 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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We are looking for a motivated individual to join us as a Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic people to kick start their career within the automotive indus…

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If you are looking to start your career but need more experience and qualification, then this Apprenticeship will get you there. Apply today! You will be working for...A company with over 20 years radio…

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company. Apply now! You will be working for... An internet based vehicle leasing broker offering excellent…

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A fantastic opportunity has come up with one of our clients based in Rutherglen. You will be working with a highly successful office team withawealth of experience in the Kitchens industry and retailmarket. You…

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Excellent opportunity to join a well, established Dorset printer, learn all aspects of the print industry from lithographic to foiling to digital printing and finishing.

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Excellent opportunity to join a well, established Dorset printer, learn all aspects of the print industry from lithographic to foiling to digital printing and finishing.

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company. Apply now! You will be working for... A construction company that was established in 2003 and…

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company. Apply now! You will be working for...A company which manages the inbound supply chains for leading retailers…

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company. Apply now! You will be working for...One of the leading IT Cloud, Communications and Support companies…

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Love Energy’s Partnership Channel is expanding due to rapid growth and success. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with a passion for marketing.  We are looking for an Apprentice…

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POSITION OVERVIEW: Our client is the UK’s leading travel and hospitality recruitment agency. The role of Junior Recruitment Resourcer will involve assisting dedicated department with regards…

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POSITION OVERVIEW We are looking for a motivated young person to join their team to support the management of their office near Green Park, London. The successful candidate will be highly motivated…

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POSITION OVERVIEW We are looking for a motivated young person to join their team to support the management of their office near Green Park, London. The successful candidate will be highly motivated…

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POSITION OVERVIEW: An opportunity to work for a young and exciting company in North West London, Park Royal, distributing unique and innovative products through wholesale and online retail. The role…

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POSITION OVERVIEW: An opportunity to work for a young and exciting company in North West London, Park Royal, distributing unique and innovative products through wholesale and online retail. The role…

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