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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About the programme On this Apprenticeship, you’ll be at the centre of a fast-moving global logistics operation, helping to build the reputation of a well-known brand. Through a thrilling series…

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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…

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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…

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Salary – £13,500 with incremental salary increases dependent on pre-determined achievements. Once fully qualified your salary will increase in line with industry standards. “A pipeline…

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Salary – £12,433 with incremental salary increases dependent on pre-determined achievements. Do you want to work for an industry leading Company? Are you interested to know how state of…

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 *PLEASE NOTE THIS ROLE IS BASED IN MILTON KEYNES* Employer description: The British Standard Institute have offices in Chiswick, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead, Loughborough and Lancaster. They support…

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This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join as an Apprentice Energy Broker in our rapidly growing office based in Shoreditch’s uber trendy Brick Lane, London. Earn…

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The importance of the programme We take our early career development very seriously at Boots. We’ve got a long history of running successful apprenticeship programmes and we really want to help…

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If you have style and a passion and want to work with a busy forward thinking salon then we are looking for you. As a Salon assistant you will support and work with the team of hair stylists and attend…

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Employer description: We began life in the late 90s as an IT consultancy. By building strong relationships with our clients, we found the real key to change was people. Working alongside them meant…

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Throughout Volkswagen we have a rigorous commitment to quality and excellence. Our products are highly acclaimed, our processes for distribution and support services are world class and we have some of…

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Employer: Ecommerce Accountants LLPLocation: LondonWage: £365.40 Per WeekHours: 35.00 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionGain exposure to the world of Accountancy within a thriving Ecommerce environment. Become…

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Employer description: First Recruitment Services started in 1999, and is a highly respected, well established and successful independent recruitment agency group, with offices across Sussex and Kent. Job…

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Salary: £18,000 Duration: 3 years Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9, 112 UCAS points   Our technology degree apprentices work in a variety of roles including Cyber Security and…

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Employer description: Gresham Tech is an award-winning financial software & services company that specializes in providing transaction control and enterprise data integrity solutions to financial…

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Walshaw Motor Bodies are looking for a body repair apprentice with experience to join their busy workshop in Bury. The company have an excellent reputation and will provide the successful candidate with…

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An excellent opportunity has arisen at an established, highly successful company for a press tool engineering apprentice. You will gain the advanced apprenticeship level 3 in mechanical engineering, gaining…

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This is an exciting new position to  train as a mechanical engineering apprentice. You will undertake a structured training program of academic study and gain the required skills and knowledge to…

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Employer: DAC Beachcroft LLPLocation: BirminghamWage: £230.65 Per WeekHours: 35.00 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionAs a Paralegal Apprentice with DAC Beachcroft you will be on your way to a career in law and…

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Employer: DAC Beachcroft LLPLocation: LeedsWage: £230.65 Per WeekHours: 35.00 Per WeekVacancy DescriptionAs a Paralegal Apprentice with DAC Beachcroft you will be on your way to a career in law and have…

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