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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The Radio and Rigging is a specialist role which can cover different areas such as design, installation, and maintenance with an understanding of the Transmission Network. You will be part of a team of…

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The Electronic role covers a number of areas which include Switch, Transmission and Build. You will join a team of experienced engineers who will support and help you gain the skills required to support…

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As a Field Engineer within Business & Public Sector, you will be responsible various locations (internal and external customers) to carry out repairs of Laptops, desktops and printers this will include…

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Power is an important role within our organisation. From day 1 as an apprentice you will join a team of experienced engineers who will support and teach you the skills required to support BT’s internal…

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  Main purpose of job:The successful candidate will be providing support to the IFAs, and will be working alongside the other members of the support team and reporting to the office manager. Responsibilities…

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POSITION OVERVIEW: We are a global energy player and an expert operator in the three business of electricity, natural gas and energy services. The Group develops its businesses around a model based…

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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…

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Vacancy Overview: With pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK, Mitchells & Butlers has apprenticeships as tasty as the food we serve. Every moment is a chance to prove yourself with plenty of…

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POSITION OVERVIEW:  We are looking to invest in an apprentice to work as part of the team providing reception, centralised Administrative, data input, information and related support services…

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POSITION PURPOSE: Following the initial training, contribute to the company’s sales by assisting the team of recruitment consultants in carrying out bookings and developing client’s relationships   MAIN…

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POSITION PURPOSE: Following the initial training, contribute to the company’s sales by assisting the team of recruitment consultants in carrying out bookings and developing client’s relationships   MAIN…

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POSITION PURPOSE: Following the initial training, contribute to the company’s sales by assisting the team of recruitment consultants in carrying out bookings and developing client’s relationships   MAIN…

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HR Assistant  Let’s Talk About You You want to Own Your Career. You’re serious about rising as far and as fast as your work and achievements can take you. And you’re ready to…

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POSITION OVERVIEW:   We are currently recruiting for an Office Administrator to join our fast growing and expanding recruitment team based in London’s Mayfair.  We have achieved…

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