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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Grow, Evolve and Excel into management on the Pret Apprenticeship, taking you from Team Member, to Manager… and beyond! Your journey on the Pret Apprenticeship will build your confidence and develop…

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If you have a passion for food and enjoy cooking & experimenting with dishes at home, this is the perfect career for you!

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Vacancy Overview: Do you enjoying helping people and making a positive impact in their lives? Are you caring, reliable and passionate? If so, we would love you to join our team today! Working Week: 40…

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This is a great opportunity to join the unique Kew Green Foundation Chef School

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Looking for a career in hospitality? Start as an Apprentice Chef with Marston's and gain a Level 2 in Food Production. This is work based learning and your training will be provided by Lifetime Traini…

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Business Administration Apprentice Employer: 7billionideas is an ideas company which exists to connect the 7billion people on the planet with their own ideas. We do this by creating memorable education…

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Every McDonald’s customer should have a brilliant experience each time they visit. As an Apprentice Crew Member, you’ll make it happen! Get trained to the highest standards in food prep and hygiene, and…

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Every McDonald’s customer should have a brilliant experience each time they visit. As an Apprentice Crew Member, you’ll make it happen! Get trained to the highest standards in food prep and hygiene, and…

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An opportunity has arisen for a Manufacturing Apprentice to join Alma Products Ltd in Runcorn. Alma Products was established in 1988 and offers a one stop shop for all packaging needs. Focussing on…

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Employer: Royal Lancaster LondonLocation: LondonWage: £330.00 Per WeekHours: 40.00 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionThis is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career in accountancyfinance,…

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Driven by a desire to continuously improve the customers’ experience, this important role finds you at the heart of our business – in our customer dining areas. Your primary responsibilities are to welcome…

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Driven by a desire to continuously improve the customers’ experience, this important role finds you at the heart of our business – in our customer dining areas. Your primary responsibilities are to welcome…

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Driven by a desire to continuously improve the customers’ experience, this important role finds you at the heart of our business – in our customer dining areas. Your primary responsibilities are to welcome…

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Driven by a desire to continuously improve the customers’ experience, this important role finds you at the heart of our business – in our customer dining areas. Your primary responsibilities are to welcome…

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Locations in Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Reading, Southampton Job description Start your tech career with the EY Degree Apprenticeship in Digital and Technology. You’ll…

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Vacancy Overview: This is a government funded apprenticeship, you will be working towards a Level 2 or 3 Childcare throughout the apprenticeship. Working Week: 40hrs Mon - Fri 8am-6pm Weekly…

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Job description With an EY Degree Apprenticeship in Business Leadership and Management, you’ll gain real work experience within our Advisory Service Delivery business area. That means you’ll…

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With pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK, Mitchells & Butlers has apprenticeships as tasty as the food we serve. Every moment is a chance to prove yourself with plenty of room for progression.…

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