Presentation on theme: "Apprenticeships A quick overview!. 2 A full-time job for a fixed term the main purpose of which is to complete a professional qualification in a given."— Presentation transcript:
2 A full-time job for a fixed term the main purpose of which is to complete a professional qualification in a given industry sector. Some companies offer apprenticeship training to their permanent staff (i.e. McDonalds, Morrison's, Tesco...)
3 Industry sectorNo of vacancies (2012/3) Business Admin & Law160,000 Health Care & Public Services123,000 Retail & Commercial Enterprise101,000 Engineering/Manufacture66,000 Construction and B E14,000 Information & Communications Technology14,000 Leisure Travel & Tourism14,000 Education/Training8,000 Arts, Media & Publishing1,000
4 ‘off-the-job’ training and an exam (Varies between 1 and 70 days) Taught ‘on-the-job’ by the supervisor and assessed for competence by the college or training provider Functional skills (English, maths and ICT) taught and tested Employees’ rights and responsibilities workbook Training
5 Apprenticeship Type Value of qualification Equivalent to academic study Official GCSE entry Requirements Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 25 GCSEs A*-CGCSE pass at D - G Advanced Apprenticeship Level 32 A LevelsGCSE A - C Higher Apprenticeship Level 4Foundation Degree or HND A Levels (UCAS points score 240 +) What is an Apprenticeship worth and what are the minimum requirements for each level?
Apprenticeship vacancies are available all year round Most of the large employers recruit apprentices in the summer Some applications close before Christmas Plan ahead! When are apprenticeships available?
The minimum is £2.73 per hour This rate is for apprentices under 19 or those in the first year of level 2 or 3 apprenticeships. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age. (Gov.uk) The average pay is £170 p.w. (NAS) A high rate is £346 p.w. (PWC)apprentices
Family and Friends/word of mouth www.apprenticeships.org.uk www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Company websites Training Providers Other methods – social media/Facebook/etc www.apprenticeships.org.uk www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk www.notgoingtouni.co.uk
Preparing for your application 9 Work experience - reference CV – outlining your skills and abilities – your achievements to date Good communication – int erview experience Able to demonstrate a good work attitude Email address and mobile number Plan ahead