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: Robert White and Lee Nash-Jones NashWhite will take apprentices through all aspects of hairdressing giving them a thorough understanding of the trade. Roles start with learning the basics…

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Employer: Nashwhite NashWhite will take apprentices through all aspects of hairdressing giving them a thorough understanding of the trade. Roles start with learning the basics but progress quickly…

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Employer: Fg4 Uk Limited We have a fast paced and forward thinking culture and are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Apprentice to join our finance team. As the successful candidate, you will be…

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Employer: Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Hall A unique opportunity to learn the basics of cemetery management incorporated into a learning programme of horticulture and grounds maintenance. The Open…

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Employer: Three Counties Agricultural Society Assist the estate team with grounds and general maintenance to ensure that it is maintained to the highest standards as directed by existing estates…

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Employer description:  To maximise the value that technology delivers, it needs to be aligned with an organisation’s Business and Real Estate objectives. This is where PTS steps in – by combining strategic…

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Employer description: We are passionate about art and working with artists to make sure you have the best selection possible of great affordable art. We share our 15 years’ experience in the international…

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Salary - £11,871 with incremental salary increases dependent on pre-determined achievements."Engineering your future"Water Recycling is at the heart of our operations. The key services that we are responsible…

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Salary - £11,871 with incremental salary increases dependent on pre-determined achievements."Engineering your future"Water Recycling is at the heart of our operations. The key services that we are responsible…

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Employer description:  Well-known companies such as NHS, Durham County Council, E.ON use Jax First Aid. For more information about Jax First Aid, please visit their website at the below address: https://www.jaxfirstaid.co.uk/  Job…

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Salary - £11,871 with incremental salary increases dependent on pre-determined achievements."Engineering your future"We are responsible for delivering a vital water resource to over 6 million customers…

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Employer description:  Established in 1938, over three generations of experiences and expertise accumulated in the food industry have made DCI&E Food Ltd one of UK's leading suppliers of oriental food,…

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Employer Description Whitley Bay High School prides itself on their quality of teaching and learning and has received national recognition. The school has a very distinctive ethos built on strong positive…

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Employer description: Chorus IT help organisations with IT managed services, Cyber Security, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and development. Based near Bristol, we work with companies across the UK implementing,…

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Employer: Ferrum London LtdLocation: LondonWage: £150.00 Per WeekHours: 30.00 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionStudy towards your AAT Level 3 whilst working within a commercial accounting service that values…

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Employer Description: Infotech Solutions (UK) Limited are a leading South-East IT/Telecoms solutions and consulting company who are passionate about delivering exceptional support and service to our clients. As…

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Clinical Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session Clean and sterilise all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required…

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Do you enjoy working outdoors, being part of a hard-working team and would like a meaningful job where your contribution adds value to people’s surroundings. An apprenticeship with Ringway Jacobs…

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Do you enjoy working outdoors, being part of a hard-working team and would like a meaningful job where your contribution adds value to people’s surroundings. An apprenticeship with Ringway Jacobs…

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Branch Apprentice Vacancy in Aylesbury! When our customers visit a Buildbase branch, we want to leave them with just one impression; that we are a brilliant Builders Merchant. But what is a Builders…

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