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. It is expected that up to 3 million Apprenticeships will be delivered via the Apprenticeship Levy by 2020.

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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Vacancy Overview: Barburrito is the UK’s first burrito bar, an award-winning fast casual restaurant concept, and we are proud to offer our very own Apprenticeship Academy in partnership with HIT…

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An opportunity has arisen to join the busy kitchen team at the beautiful Oaksmere in Eye, Suffolk.

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We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our front of house team.

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We have an exciting opportunity to work in our fast paced kitchen serving our fine dining restaurant

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Vacancy Overview: We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work in our fine dining restaurant Working Week: 40 Hours a week earliest start 7am and latest finish 11pm. 5 days per week Weekly…

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A position is available to join the team at Live and Let Live Inn as a commis chef apprentice.

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Working in a busy fresh food environment you will provide a full menu offer to all visitors at our busy city centre location. Following the Baxterstorey policies & procedures will be a key indicator…

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A fantastic opportunity available as a commis chef at the award winning Peace and Loaf Newcastle Upon Tyne

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A great opportunity for an apprentice to join the kitchen team at Hudson's Kitchen

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An opportunity for a budding chef to join the team at Camilleri Kitchen.

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Nursery team at Papermoon Day Nursery based in Gamston, Nottinghamshire.

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With training and support, you will learn and undertake a broad range of basic food preparation and operation functions across all kitchen sections to the quality standard set by the Head Chef and Sous…

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Central London, Croydon £18,000 (Central London and Croydon) Fixed term appointment for 18 months, Monday - Friday 37 hours per week   The Home Office is part-way through…

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Overview We are looking for apprentices to join our Academy. Enrolling on a IT sales apprenticeship with CCS Media you will be joining other successful candidates embarking on a year’s journey,…

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Overview We are looking for apprentices to join our Academy. Enrolling on a IT sales apprenticeship with CCS Media you will be joining other successful candidates embarking on a year’s journey,…

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The SLD Apprenticeship Scheme is designed to provide committed individuals with the opportunity to develop their career with an industry leading, global organisation. As an Apprentice Engineer, you will…

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The Carrier Rental Systems Apprenticeship Scheme is designed to provide committed individuals with the opportunity to develop their career with an industry leading, global organisation. As an Apprentice…

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Are you a compassionate and caring individual with a can-do attitude? Care UK have a fantastic opportunity for a Care Assistant Apprentice.

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Vacancy Overview: Are you a compassionate and caring individual with a can-do attitude? Care UK have a fantastic opportunity for a Care Assistant Apprentice. Working Week: 30 hours per week -…

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Build a lasting legacy This is an opportunity to join our Asset Creation or Dams and Reservoirs teams and develop solutions that will shape the future of the water industry. We have big ambitions…

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