Thinking about doing an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship combines hands-on training in a real work environment with academic studies.  The 80/20 split between training and studying allows you to gain practical skills whilst earning a recognised qualification.

Whether you’re a recent school graduate, seeking to enhance your skills, or considering a career switch, there’s an apprenticeship that’s suited to you! 

How do apprenticeships work?

When applying to apprenticeships you may be invited to interview with the employer. This is so you can get a better feel for the role, and so they can get to know you.

Once an apprenticeship is confirmed with an employer, you will receive all the necessary details, from work hours to dress codes, and even the tools required for the job.

Your apprenticeship will also involve study commitments, such as attending classes, completing assignments, or taking exams throughout the year.

Types of apprenticeship

There are different levels of apprenticeship available, including:

  • Intermediate – Level 2, equivalent to GCSE standard.
  • Advanced – Level 3, equivalent to two A Level passes.
  • Higher – Level 4 and 5, equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree or a foundation degree.
  • Degree – Level 6 and 7, equivalent to an undergraduate or master’s degree.

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