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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Employer: One Sure InsuranceLocation: Stoke on TrentWage: £138.75 Per WeekHours: 37.50 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionOne sure insurance is looking for a talented passionate candidate to join their credit…

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Employer: Response LogisticsLocation: Stoke-on-TrentWage: £138.75 Per WeekHours: 37.50 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionTo be a key member in the operations department of busy transport company.Prepare driver…

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The Royal Air Force (RAF) polices the skies, protecting the UK from threats at home while peacekeeping abroad. Our full and spare-time roles offer skills for life, and a chance to play a part in operations…

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As a Royal Air Force Weapons Technician you will be responsible for arming our aircraft with weapons. You will also make sure all the weapons management and release systems are in full working order.…

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As a Royal Air Force Aircraft Technician (Mechanical) you will be responsible for the mechanics of the RAF’s aircraft, from the small components such as flying controls right up the whole airframe…

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A Royal Air Force Survival Equipment Specialists fits and repairs the equipment that saves our personnel’s lives. They specialise in either Survival Equipment – fitted to aircraft –…

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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 and Cooking. This is work based learning and your training will be provided by Lifetime…

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Would you like to move into Pub Management? We are offering a Level 4 Hospitality Manager apprenticeship within one of our flagship London pubs.

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Employer: Bovis HomesLocation: Cheltenham Wage: £206.25 Per WeekHours: 37.50 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionTo assist the reception and secretarial teams by providing administrative support on a day to day…

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Launched in 1990 this local business specializes in the manufacture and installation of double glazed products.Job specification: Working in a finance administration role as part of a small team you will…

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Job specification: You will be working with a very forward thinking and ambitious IT company based in Glasgow city center.They are looking for someone who is creative and can use their own initiative whilst…

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Employer DescriptionYou will be working for an innovative global technology company who are constantly expanding and developing to gain more global market share. This is an exciting opportunity for the…

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Join us today and receive ongoing training plus a qualifications that will support your career aspirations now and in the future. Apply today! You will be working for...A specialist contact centre based…

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Employer DescriptionYou' ll be working for an IT Support Company based in Wimbledon, assisting clients in the Wimbledon, Morden and London area.Job specification: Job overviewSpectronics are currently…

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Technique is currently on the lookout for talented and passionate individuals who have the urgency to excel within the IT sector.Technique provides day to day IT support and project based IT consultancy…

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The working environment is friendly, modern and bright with a predominantly young team. The company is a long-established, successful company with a friendly team of around 20 staff. The parent company…

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Employer DescriptionLigentia is a technology led Global Supply Chain Company working with many of the world' s leading retailers. It is a growing business in a growing industry with increasing opportunities…

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A company in the heart of London are currently seeking an IT enthusiasts to join their help-desk as an apprentice. They are looking for a proactive, hardworking and accurate candidate to join their 1st/2nd…

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Premier Print and Promotions Ltd, founded in 1991 by Jamie Marshall is a UK-based company supplying high quality promotional gifts and print marketing materials!Our clients span a variety of sectors from…

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Employer description: Haymarket Media Group is one of the world' s leading international specialist media, tech and information companies. Haymarket operates more than 70 market-leading brands created…

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