Apprenticeships combine work and learning, and is specifically for those who want to combine working towards gaining a qualification and gaining work experience – the best of both worlds.
In order to apply you need to be:
- Show interested in chosen career pathway
- Aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the company who would employ you
- Prepared to combine further study and work and the demands required
- Realistic about the amount of work you may have to do
- Happy to work both as part of a team and an individual
- Able to use your own initiative
- Progress in your career: you are more likely to progress and gain promotions
- Achieve highly recognized qualifications
- Learn job-specific skills: learn from knowledgeable tutors and work alongside experienced staff to gain in-demand skills.
- Earn a salary
- Earn UCAS points for your technical certificate to go to university.
Depending on your current skills and qualifications, there are three levels of apprenticeship you can apply for:
- Intermediate level apprenticeship (level 2)
- Advanced level apprenticeship (level 3)
- Higher apprenticeship (level 4 or above) - University versus a higher level apprenticeships
- Must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week(level 2)
- Cannot be receiving funding for any other training(level 2)
- Must satisfy one of the following:(level 3)
- UK Citizen; or EU National; or EEA migrant worker who has been in the EU for past three years; or ‘Settled Status’ – i.e. resident in the UK for at least three years; or Spouse of UK citizen or person with settled status who has been both married and resident in the UK for one year Permanent UK National Insurance Number