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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Annual wage- £16,500.00 Working week- Monday – Friday, 9am-5.30pm. Total hours per week: 37.50 Apprenticeship duration- 18 months Possible start date- 02 Apr 2018 Apprenticeship…

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Employer Description GHK Catering were established in July of 2015 and are predominantly known for being an outside catering business. They cater for all types of events including weddings, parties…

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Employing over 900 people throughout our 12 regional offices, Verastar is the UK's largest and fastest growing independent utilities service provider specialising in the small to medium-sized business…

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Do you have: ENERGY? ENTHUSIASM WILLINGNESS TO LEARN? ABILITY TO TAKE FEEDBACK? PROPENSITY TO TAKE ACTION?   We call this #EEWAP, and if you are full of #EEWAP then an apprenticeship…

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If you are looking to start your career but need more experience and qualifications, then this entry-point Apprenticeship will get you there. Apply today! You will be working for...A great organisation…

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A chance to join the team at Man V's Roast in Leeds.

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Employer Description This is a fast growing British Software Company specialising in providing Business Analytics solutions to some of the most recognised hotel, restaurant and retail brands in the…

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Employer DescriptionAiredale International Air Conditioning' s vision is to provide integrated thermal management solutions, differentiated through innovation and service.Airedale is a world leader in…

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 Fancy a career in Engineering? We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development…

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Fancy a career in Engineering? We can offer you the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most exciting engineering and design projects. We invest in your learning and development and we value…

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The risk and financial planning professions are taking on more Apprentices than ever before. Whether you're good with people or data, but like the idea of working in a commercial environment,…

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An opportunity has arose for a general assistant to work in operational departments of The Kings Charles Hotel in Gillingham.

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About Balfour Beatty and what we do:  Do you want to work for a worldwide, market leading Company? A company that has delivered some of the most iconic projects, globally over the last 100 years,…

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About Balfour Beatty and what we do:  Do you want to work for a worldwide, market leading Company? A company that has delivered some of the most iconic projects, globally over the last 100 years,…

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Kick-start your career in Business Administration by gaining skills that will help you build towards your future career goals!Take advantage of a structured learning journey enabling you to succeed.Launched…

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We encourage our candidates to learn the ins and outs of how our business operates. We are interested in an administrator to be collective in their thought process whilst able to priorities and manage…

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If you are looking to start a career with a business that is fully focused on your personal development then our client based in Stirling could be the employer for you. They are seeking an enthusiastic…

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Currently seeking an energetic and solution focused individual who has a passion for issue resolution and deliver a market leading customer service experience working as part of a dynamic and progressive…

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MPD Plumbing & Heating Ltd are a well-established plumbing business in West London. With more than 20 years of experience the company has been established for 10 years. We work on projects that include…

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Vacancy Overview: We have an opportunity for an apprentice to join our passionate and skilled team, focusing on quality and service to deliver the highest standard of car care to our customers. Working…

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