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1 An introduction to Apprenticeships Presented by Name Here 00/00/2012

2 Is an Apprenticeship for you? National Apprenticeship Service

3 3 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 What is an Apprenticeship A programme of learning studied part time Made up of a number of qualifications which together provide the skills necessary to progress in the workplace Requires the learner to be in employment Open to all ages You will receive a wage National Apprenticeship Service

4 4 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 The Apprenticeship Framework Key/ Functional Skills Communication Application of Number IT Technical Certificate Apprenticeship Advanced Apprenticeship Higher Level Apprenticeship QCF Level 2 For Apprenticeship Level 3 for Advanced Apprenticeship Level 4/5 for Higher Level Apprenticeship

5 5 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Getting in and moving on National Apprenticeship Service Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4/5 Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 Initial Engagement Possible Routes 5 GCES’s 2 ’A’ Levels Diploma Foundation Learning NVQ’s Work Experience PTLS Higher Education Honours Degree Information, advice and guidance

6 6 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Rewards 44% increase in wages having completed a Level 2 apprenticeships (The Benefits of Completing an Apprenticeship, BMG Research / LSC, April 2009) On average earnings increasing by up to 22 per cent following the completion of a Level 3 (equivalent to A-level) apprenticeship Add another 20% for degrees or equivalent (SLIM 2011) National Apprenticeship Service

7 7 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 National minimum wage £4.98 an hour for workers aged 18-20. £3.68 an hour for workers aged 16-17, above school leaving age but under 18. £2.60 per hour for apprentices under 19 or 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. National Apprenticeship Service

8 8 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 How are they delivered  Usually but not always through a combination of on-job training in the workplace and off-job learning at the College or Training Provider.  Typically working four days a week in the workplace  Typically attending off-job training once a week, with their Provider, to complete the underpinning knowledge gain Vocational Skills, Key / Functional Skills and Technical Requirements of the Framework  Usually the work and current training are linked National Apprenticeship Service

9 9 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 How long does an apprenticeship take?  An apprenticeship varies between 12 and 24 months depending on the ability of the Learner, the opportunities in the workplace and the requirements of the Framework.  An Advanced Apprenticeship can take between 2 and 4 years depending on the vocation chosen for example Apprentice Electricians take longer to become qualified.  When completed an Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C. An Advanced Apprenticeship is equivalent to 2 A Levels. National Apprenticeship Service

10 10 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 What jobs are linked to apprenticeships?  There are currently over 220 different Apprenticeships on offer  These range from Business Administration to Accountancy, from Health and Beauty to Construction, from Engineering to Agriculture and many more.  You can use the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service to access the full offer National Apprenticeship Service

11 11 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 How do you benefit from an Apprenticeship? National Apprenticeship Service You can earn while they learn It increases your earning potential You can achieve key skills that are transferable in the jobs market You gain recognised Qualifications You can improve personal confidence and capabilities They enable your progression You develop specialist skills You improve long term employability You can advance your career whilst still learning

12 12 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 The Deliverers There are over 100 providers delivering apprenticeships in the South West, some are Colleges others private training providers. They cover a wide range of the 220 apprenticeship frameworks About 35% of apprentices undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship or above. National Apprenticeship Service

13 13 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 What do Apprentices say? National Apprenticeship Service

14 14 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 And employers? The employer view National Apprenticeship Service

15 15 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Your employer and learning provider Your employer provides your ‘on the job’ training and pays your wages. You will work alongside them and learn from some of the best in the business. A learning provider is usually a college or training organisation who supports the rest of your training. You can complete this ‘off the job’ training on day release or over a number of days in a block. Your Apprenticeship will cover all bases; the hands on experience and the training in all other aspects of the job, so you’ll be the complete package! National Apprenticeship Service

16 16 | Presentation title – 00/00/2012 Getting started Five easy steps to get started: 1.Log on to 2. Click ‘Search for vacancies’, start searching and register. You can search using keywords, job role or postcode. 3. Click the ‘Register now’ under ‘New User?’ fill in your details and create your username and password. 4. You’ll get a confirmation email, click the link in the email to activate your account. 5. You’re now ready to go, search for Apprenticeships that appeals to you and use the reusable application form. Set alerts so you’ll get an email or text for any relevant new vacancies National Apprenticeship Service

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