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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A top performing provider of legal solutions. Our team work with clients and business of all sizes within a variety of sectors, offering solutions throughout the UK and beyond. Duties will include: Answering…

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Mark Vitow has been a national distributor or plumbing and allied products to the retail sector for 35 years. We are a forward thinking, family-run business which offers outstanding customer service and…

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Mark Vitow has been a national distributor or plumbing and allied products to the retail sector for 35 years. We are a forward thinking, family-run business which offers outstanding customer service and…

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Established in 1984 the first Montessori in Ruislip for children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. This is a family run nursery based in Ruislip Gardens with the aim to provide children with the…

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Assisting directors, managers and teams on day to day accounts production and various matters relating to accountancy. Duties will include: Assisting with bookkeeping preparation of management accounts annual…

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Duties include: Management of database updating client details client invoicing producing monthly reports for personal and accounts month end reconciliation creating invoices research marketing credit…

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Employer: VL Catering (Three Restaurant) Great opportunity to join and be part of a small friendly team in a new innovative Bistro where you will have the opportunity to observe and learn all aspects…

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Love the land? Study at Moreton Morrell College and learn on a working farm set within a 750-acre country estate in the heart of Warwickshire. Courses from level 1 and up in: Agriculture Countryside…

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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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Vacancy Overview: A successful, growing, award winning business; Iceland are looking for candidates with outstanding potential to start their Apprentice Supervisor Programme. Supporting our Store Managers…

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Vacancy Overview: The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) are now looking for an Apprentice Membership Co-ordinator to join their team at their offices in Bristol. You will work…

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Vacancy Overview: A successful, growing, award winning business; Iceland are looking for candidates with outstanding potential to start their Apprentice Store Management Programme, leading your team…

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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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This is an exciting opportunity in financial services to join one of the UK’s leading pension administration firms as an apprentice pension administrator, providing services to trustees and members…

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