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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The apprentice will pick an aspect of social media to work on, and specify a project they would like to work on. Together with the directors, they will outline their plans to work on for the week.…

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This Solicitors advise on all matters and issues that may be faced by elderly residents and their families. Our team is dedicated to helping elderly people, care homes and their residents and can arrange…

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We are a global agency. We deliver world-class creative ideas with forward-thinking brands. We believe in people, not platforms and the power of social insight to drive business value. We call this social…

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) provides around £1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships every year to celebrate engineering excellence and inspire the next generation of…

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Weekly wage - £259.62 Working week - 1st Year = 37.5 hours where you will be Fully College based (Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm including 1 hour for lunch) Total hours per week:…

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An exciting opportunity to join a small Italian restaurant with a fun, friendly and laid back atmosphere. The chance to make a difference in a small artisan business!

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Salary: £15,000 per annum   This scheme gives you the chance to work on live projects to prevent cyber-crime, and decrypt data and untangle malware to create solutions to some of the most…

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Employer DescriptionThis Business is Europe' s largest marketing and advertising news website, with offices in the UK, North America, and Singapore. We have a nurturing environment, and you will be surrounded…

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Founded in April 2011, Instant Impact has become the UK’s leading intern and graduate recruitment agency. We are currently a team of 20 based on London’s Southbank. Responsibilities: Source…

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You will be heavily involved in working with all departments; processing paperwork, using databases and bringing a friendly and energetic approach to your daily work. In return we will train you to the…

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We have exciting opportunities for Project Coordinators to work in the Business Operations ( BOPS)area of RM Education. Business Operations supports both the operational and commercial arms of RM through…

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Employer DescriptionOur client are an award-winning service provider, committed to providing exceptional customer experience are now looking to recruit an Apprentice to join the team. We have made substantial…

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Employer: Prudential Plc Location: Reading Wage: £295.75 Per Week Hours: 35.00 Per Week Vacancy Description We are seeking a self-motivated and diligent person who will enjoy working…

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Employer DescriptionLaunched in 2000, we are a `Top of the League'acquisition / sales outsourcer that exceeds customer targets, reduces risk and drives exceptional return on investment for clients in many…

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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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A great opportunity to assist the Executive Chef in all kitchen operations and to ensure food preparation, production, quality and presentation is maintained. Kick start your career as a chef with the…

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The employer - Evaluate Ltd offers Excellent service to our clients runs through the core of our business and informs every choice that we make and every action that we take. Key elements of our service…

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Employer: Charles Stanley & Co Location: Birmingham Wage: £326.90 Per Week Hours: 35.00 Per Week Vacancy Description A leading Investment management company based in Birmingham…

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Are you passionate about sport?  Would you be interested in joining the advertising industry?  Do you have excellent communication skills?  If so then this role could be PERFECT…

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Are you passionate about sport?  Would you be interested in joining the advertising industry?  Do you have excellent communication skills?  If so then this role could be PERFECT…

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