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1 An Introduction to Apprenticeships

2 It allows you to be in full-time work as well as continuing your education and gaining qualifications. You “earn as you learn” 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. What is an Apprenticeship?

3 Who’s doing Apprenticeships? People who enjoy working and learning, at the same time. 2010/11 440,000 + people in England 49,300 Apprentices in the South West 61% were aged 16-24 years 80% success rates and rising The areas with the most Apprenticeships: Bristol Gloucestershire Wiltshire Somerset

4 An Apprenticeship helps you get ahead with..... Job Training New Skills Pay Experience Qualifications


6 A wide variety of Apprenticeships

7 Apprenticeship levels 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)

8 What’s in an Apprenticeship? Job Competence Qualification Transferable Skills Employment rights and responsibilities Knowledge/ Technical Qualification Other relevant qualifications

9 Apprentices earn higher wages over a lifetime and have a greater likelihood of being employed, than someone without training. Wages and Employability There is a National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, £2.60 per hour for apprentices under 19 or in the first year Typical wage £3.50+ at age 16 Average salary is £165 per week – the higher your level of Apprenticeship the more you are likely to be paid Doing an Apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn more in the future!

10 Where could you go with an Apprenticeship? Angela Barker-Dench Vice Principal, Capel Manor College Sir Anthony Bamford JCB Chairman Ross Brawn Motorsport Engineer and Formula One team principal Craig Coombe Operations Manager, Olympic Velodrome Charan Gill sold his restaurant empire for £16 million Mark Barclay Senior Vice- President, Airbus Stella English Winner of The Apprentice

11 More information

12 Some final tips Getting an Apprenticeship is the same as looking for a job. It takes time and effort. Do your very best at your GCSEs/A Levels. Work either part-time, voluntary or work-experience. Build a good CV and portfolio Keep your options wide and consider Apprenticeships, jobs and other courses. Ask for help and support.

13 Question time! Your questions please?

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