National Apprenticeship ServiceThe world is changing fast and to get ahead these days you need top notch skills, but you don’t need to sit in a classroom all day to get them. An Apprenticeship is a real, paid job with training so you can earn while you learn, gaining a variety of skills while working towards nationally recognised qualifications. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education, you can apply.
Apprenticeships are increasingly recognised as the gold standard for work-based training. There are more than 250 different types of Apprenticeships available for over 1,500 job roles, in hundreds of industry sectors, from marketing to accountancy, veterinary nursing and engineering to IT. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, and the industry sector.
There are three levels of Apprenticeship:
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 2 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
Advanced Level Apprenticeships Apprentices work towards work-based learning such as a Level 3 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in most cases, a relevant knowledge-based qualification.
Higher Apprenticeships Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as a Level 4 Competence Qualification, Functional Skills and, in some cases, a knowledge-based qualification such as a Foundation Degree.
If you are not ready for an Apprenticeship, then why not get started with a Traineeship With up to 17,000 quality Apprenticeship vacancies available online at any time there has never been a better time to start an Apprenticeship. If you are still uncertain check out the benefits of an Apprenticeship.
Visit apprentice.tv to hear from real life apprentices and you can also watch 'How to apply for an Apprenticeship'.