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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Sona Tours takes pride in making vacation planning as easy and valuable as possible. At Sona Tours one receives VIP status with its worldwide network of hotels and tour operators. Sona specializes in exquisite…

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An opportunity for an apprentice to join the kitchen in a rural village pub set in a beautiful scenic setting

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Minuteman Press is a design and print company. We have a mission to provide clients with the highest-quality products and services possible in a timely fashion and at a competitive price. We offer all…

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Solicitors; Legal practice Framework and Level: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration (Level 2) Location: Eastcote Vacancy full description:  We are looking…

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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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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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Roxmead Nursery is owned and managed by Claire Severino. Claire has a BA honours degree in Primary Education and a MA degree in Education. She worked for the London Borough of Harrow for 16 years as a…

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Vacancy Overview: A chance has arisen for a customer service apprentice to join the team learning, assisting and handling, all aspects of international shipping with BDP International. Working Week: 37…

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Apple Tree Nursery and Montessori is a family run establishment where children come first. We pride ourselves in providing children with a 'home from home' experience. As with our children, Apple…

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Framework and Level: Advanced Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Level 3) Location: Edgware Vacancy full description:  We are looking for a bright individual…

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A well established plastering company based in Newton Abbot, Devon are looking for a highly motivated 16-18 year old to join their team of plasterers as an apprentice plasterer. He/she will be hard working…

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Starting salary:  £15,300 pa Imagine transforming new ideas into awe-inspiring technology. And, at the same time, gaining a debt-free Master’s degree in Engineering Business Management.…

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Starting salary:  £15,300 pa Imagine transforming new ideas into awe-inspiring technology. And, at the same time, gaining a debt-free Master’s degree in Engineering Business Management.…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa With a significant order book and billions of pounds poured into research and development, we don’t think you’ll find a more exciting range of projects to…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa With a significant order book and billions of pounds poured into research and development, we don’t think you’ll find a more exciting range of projects to…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa Our Supply Chain Management Degree Apprenticeship Programme develops the talent our business needs to identify, secure and distribute the vital parts that enable us…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa Our reputation for technical excellence is a defining part of our heritage and something we’re immensely proud of. Join us as a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer,…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa Our reputation for technical excellence is a defining part of our heritage and something we’re immensely proud of. Join us as a Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Engineer,…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa This is your opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers to make sure the materials we use are as innovative and safe as possible. Building on your…

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Starting salary £12,657 pa This is your opportunity to work with world-class scientists and engineers to make sure the materials we use are as innovative and safe as possible. Building on your…

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