Being an apprentice is a great way to develop your career. Not only are you gaining a nationally recognized qualification, you are also developing valuable professional skills whilst earning a salary.
Completing an apprenticeship opens up many doors; whether it be to higher level education and training, a better job, or opening up your own business, an apprenticeship opens up many doors to enable you to achieve your dream career.
Benefits of becoming an apprentice
1. Gaining a qualification
Many jobs require specific qualifications to give you a licence to practice. Your apprenticeship qualification will always meet the licensing requirements for your job role.
2. Gain work experience
Work experience is highly valued by employers. Your apprenticeship will enable you to gain the skills and behaviours to help you land your dream job.
3. Earn whilst you learn
Apprenticeships are extremely popular due to the ability to earn a wage whilst completing your training. You have the same rights as any other employee including holiday and statutory sick pay.
4. No fees!
Unlike other options such as university, an apprenticeship comes with no costs to the apprentice, as the fees and funding are covered by your employer and Government funding.
Am I eligible for an apprenticeship?
You can be an apprentice if:
- You have the right to work in the UK
- You have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
- You are not currently enrolled on an apprenticeship elsewhere
- You have a valid passport or birth certificate
- You are aged 16 or over
If you do not have your English and maths GCSEs, you can still apply for an apprenticeship, but you will need to pass functional skills in English and maths. This will be built into your apprenticeship training. We will enter you for your functional skills exams when we feel you are ready.
You will be internally assessed throughout your apprenticeship to make sure you are on track. You will also have an overall assessment at the end. This is called your End Point Assessment and it is carried out by an external assessment organization.
Apprentices are entitled to Government-set rates of pay. Up to date information can be found HERE
Here’s what to do next:
We will find a suitable role and give you all the information and support you need to start your career.
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