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An Introduction to Apprenticeships National Apprenticeship Service
2 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Introduction Welcome Information on Apprenticeships Benefits Opportunities Qualifications Advice on how to apply Questions please!
3 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service It allows you to be in full-time work as well as continuing your education and gaining qualifications. Therefore you earn as you learn What is an Apprenticeship? An Apprenticeship is a career option for you to consider, alongside all other options. An Apprenticeship is a paid job with training, leading to a package of qualifications which relate to the job.
4 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service An Apprenticeship helps you get ahead with..... Job Training New Skills Pay Experience Qualifications
5 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Benefits of an Apprenticeship You will be an employed member of staff and will: Have a contract of employment – fixed term or permanent Be paid and get paid holidays Earn more as you become more experienced, skilled and knowledgeable Work alongside experienced and skilled people Be trained and gain qualifications National Apprenticeship Service
6 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Opportunities Be treated like a member of staff Do real, practical work thats important to businesses Learn skills in a practical way, through doing a real job Step up and take responsibility Discover more about your talents Become more independent Shine – and even compete in skills competitions. National Apprenticeship Service You will have the opportunity to:
7 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service 65% are aged 16-24 years. Whos doing Apprenticeships? People who enjoy working and learning, at the same time. 440,000 + people in England. 9150 Apprentices in this area.
8 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Once qualified, Level 3 Apprentices could expect to earn 18% more than someone without training. Apprentices earn higher wages over a lifetime and have a greater likelihood of being employed, than someone without training. Wages and Employability Typically, Apprentices earn the National Minimum Wage at the beginning of their Apprenticeship. Once qualified, Level 2 Apprentices could expect to earn 11% more than someone without training. Doing an Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn more in the future!
9 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Why do young people choose Apprenticeships? National Apprenticeship Service 40 45 56 53 45 44 0204060 80 100 Percentage I wanted to do something practical rather than academic It is a well recognised qualification I liked the idea of getting a job and doing training at the same time Strongly agree Agree
10 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service A wide variety of Apprenticeships
11 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Job Competence Qualification Transferable Skills Employment rights and responsibilities Knowledge/ Technical Qualification Other relevant qualifications National Apprenticeship Service Whats included in an Apprenticeship Framework?
12 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Apprenticeship levels National Apprenticeship Service Most Apprentices start at level 2 and many progress to level 3. Higher Level Apprenticeships are now available which are equivalent to Foundation Degree. Apprenticeship Level 2 (5 GCSEs) Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (2 x A Levels) Higher Apprenticeship Level 4+ (Foundation Degree)
13 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Whos involved? National Apprenticeship Service Apprentice Training Provider Employer
14 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Try different routes Training Providers Family and Friends Your school/college Connexions Internet knock on employers doors Open days Job adverts How can I find an Apprenticeship Job? National Apprenticeship Service
15 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Internet www.apprenticeships.gov.uk www.wtpn.org.uk/links Google Apprenticeships www.nextstep.direct.gov.uk www.careerpilot. org.uk Employers websites Facebook www.gumtree.com Use the internet
16 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Apprenticeships Website National Apprenticeship Service www.apprenticeships.org.uk
17 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Apprenticeship Vacancies
18 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Just to clarify a few points 1.Anyone over the aged 16 years can do an Apprenticeship. 2.Requirements of Apprenticeships do vary: Some require attendance at a Training Provider, but not all. Some Apprenticeships start in September – others start continuously throughout the year. 3. You can do A Levels and go to University after an Apprenticeship. 4. You are responsible for finding the job, although training providers will support you. 5. You will need a CV, even if you have registered your details on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy website. National Apprenticeship Service
19 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Some final tips Ask for help and support. Getting an Apprenticeship is the same as looking for a job. It takes time and effort. Work either part-time, voluntary or work-experience. Do your very best at your GCSEs/A Levels. Build a good CV and portfolio Keep your options wide and consider Apprenticeships, jobs and other courses.
20 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Question time! Your questions please?
21 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012National Apprenticeship Service Contacts www.wtpn.org.uk email@example.com