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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As a Digital Communications Apprentice at Runnymede Borough Council, you'll develop the Council website with the assistance of the Web Editors (which sit within the different service areas),…

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Employer Description: A leading-edge IT service provider based in Oxford, with clients based around the country.You' ll be working with a close-knit team, interacting with a wide range of clients to support…

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Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for…

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Joining Vodafone is more than a job, what we do matters. We don’t just carry minutes, texts and data – we carry people’s lives. And that’s a huge responsibility. If you think for…

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Google London is offering apprenticeships for students interested in broadening their skills and pursuing a career in technology. * Software Engineer / Programmer role * 2 years; level 4 Apprenticeship *…

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Employer DescriptionWe are a MDM ( Mobile Device Management)software provider to UK Education and Public Sector.Our aim is to provide innovative technology, which allows schools, teacher and parents to…

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A modern practice dealing with NHS and private patients, and offering a full range of dental treatments. we have experienced dentists who are trainers for graduate dentists. Framework and Level: Dental…

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This modern practice deals with NHS and private patients offering a full range of dental treatments. The practice manager is a qualified Dental Nurse and has trained dental nurses for many years. Framework…

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Employer Description The Berkeley Group is one of the market leaders in the property development industry today. We focus on creating beautiful, successful places in London and the South of England.…

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At 388 We Listen To What Our Patients Want And We Work With Them To Help Achieve Their Expectations. We Help To Improve And Maintain Their Oral Health, Function, And Appearance. Our Team Are Helpful, Caring,…

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Employer Description: Pluss is a Social Enterprise that supports thousands of people with disabilities and other disadvantages into employment each year. We do this through a range of specialist, local…

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With a dedication to dentistry of the highest standard, we are proud of the depth of skills and experience within our forward-thinking team of highly trained dental professionals. As a team, we take a…

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Beauty Clinic are a team of caring, understanding therapists and practitioners providing advanced beauty treatments to clients in Hammersmith and the surrounding West London area. We operate from a fully…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply? This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and forward thinking firm, giving the opportunity to develop in the role and start a legal career,…

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Vacancy Full Description - What work will I be doing? What duties and responsibilities will I have? Our first Paralegal Apprentice will join our Family Law Department.  Initial training will be…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  Stephensons is an award winning, top 150 law firm with a strong commitment to the future growth and development of the business. With an ambitious…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply? This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy legal department.  Exeter City Council are providing the opportunity to develop in the role and start…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply? This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy legal department.  Exeter City Council are providing the opportunity to develop in the role and start…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and forward thinking firm, giving the opportunity to potentially develop into the role and start…

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Vacancy Short Description - Why should I apply?  We are currently looking for an Administration Apprentice to work within our Personal Injury Department in our Sheffield office. Our brand new…

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