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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP ? An Apprenticeship is a direct step into a career and fulfils your legal requirement to stay in education or training Apprenticeships are paid employment with training, leading to qualifications Apprenticeships allow you to be in full- time work as well as gaining qualifications
People who enjoy working and learning (at the same time) Over half a million apprentices in England More than 10,000 apprentices in this area Mostly 16-24 year olds WHO’S DOING APPRENTICESHIPS ?
APPRENTICESHIPS HELP YOU GET AHEAD WITH… A PAID JOB TRAINING & NEW SKILLS CONFIDENCE & EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
Have a contract of employment (fixed term or permanent) Be paid and get paid holidays Earn more as you become more skilled and experienced Work alongside experienced and knowledgeable people Be trained and gain qualifications DOING AN APPRENTICESHIP GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN MORE IN THE FUTURE! WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN APPRENTICESHIP ? AS AN EMPLOYEE YOU WILL…
Be a team member Do work that is valued by your employer Learn skills in a practical way by doing your job Discover your talents and take responsibility Gain more independence and confidence Shine OPPORTUNITIES AS AN APPRENTICE YOU WILL…
THERE ARE MORE THAN 250 DIFFERENT TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS Agriculture Dental Nursing Construction Accounting Sporting Excellence Logistics Operations Management Animal Care IT Users Engineering Print and Printed Packaging Aviation Operations Beauty Therapy Design Electrical and Electronic Servicing Cabin Crew Games Testing Youth Work Cleaning and Support Services Plumbing Customer Service Food Manufacture Photography Marketing and Communications Creative and Digital Media Fashion and Textiles Retail Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Floristry Sea Fishing Barbering Hospitality and Catering Metal Processing Nuclear Decommissioning Veterinary Nursing Dry Stone Walling Health and Social Care
Most apprentices start at Intermediate Level and progress to Advanced Level There are now Higher Level Apprenticeships that are equivalent to a Foundation Degree APPRENTICESHIP LEVELS INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 2 ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 3 HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 4 (FOUNDATION DEGREE)
QUALIFICATIONS WITHIN APPRENTICESHIP S APPRENTICESHIP FRAMEWORK COMPETENCESKILLS RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES KNOWLEDGE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
WHO IS INVOLVED IN AN APPRENTICESHIP ? TRAINING PROVIDER EMPLOYER APPRENTICE
WHERE CAN YOU FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AN APPRENTICESHIP ? YOUR SCHOOL OR COLLEGE TRY DIFFERENT ROUTES TRAINING PROVIDERS FAMILY AND FRIENDS CONTACT EMPLOYERS CAREERS STAFF OPEN DAYS ADVERTS www.apprenticeships.org.uk CAREERS EVENTS INTERNET (GOOGLE APPRENTICESHIPS) CURRENT APPRENTICES
WHAT SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICESHIP APPLICANTS HAVE LEARNT... Finding an Apprenticeship takes time and commitment It’s important to get the best grades you can A good CV can be really useful Evidence of work can make a big difference (part-time, voluntary and work experience are all useful) It’s a good idea to apply for a range of Apprenticeships It’s worth making use of all the help that’s available
APPRENTICESHIPS ANSWERS TO SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS… Anyone over the age of 16 can do an Apprenticeship Some, but not all Apprenticeships, require attendance with a training provider Some Apprenticeships start in September, but others start throughout the year You can do A Levels and then do an Apprenticeship You can go to university after you have completed an Apprenticeship You are responsible for finding the job, but training providers will support you You will need a CV – even if you have registered on the AV website There is a legal minimum wage for apprentices
APPRENTICESHIPS INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE WESTERN TRAINING PROVIDER NETWORK QUESTIONS ?