Apprenticeships are designed to give young people the real-world skills and recognised qualifications needed for a career.

Who are Apprenticeships for?

Apprenticeships are available to 16-24 year olds, living in England and not in full-time education. Whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career you can apply for an apprenticeship.

Why become an apprentice?

Studying an Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to:

  • Earn while you learn
  • Get holiday pay
  • Learn on the job
  • Benefit from support during training
  • Get the skills employers want
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification

What training can I expect to receive?

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry to make sure they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.

As an employee you will be in employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. The rest usually takes place at a local college or a specialist training organisation. You can complete this off-the-job training on day release or over a number of days in a block depending on your pathway. It could be anything from one day every other fortnight to two days every week.

How many hours will I work?

Your employment will be for at least 30 hours per week. There may be a small number of circumstances where the learner cannot complete the full 30 hours. In these cases employment will be for more than 16 hours per week.

An apprenticeship programme will usually take between 1 and 4 years to complete depending on the level you are studying.

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Apprenticeship pathways

We offer eight different Apprenticeship pathways so you can be sure there’s a course to suit you:

  1. Building Services - Electrical Installation, Plumbing
  2. Building Crafts - Tiling, Brickwork, Fibrous Plastering, Solid Plastering, Bench Joinery
  3. Business & Administration
  4. Cleaning & Support Services
  5. Health & Social Care
  6. Hospitality & Catering - Front of House
  7. Maintenance Operations
  8. Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

To help you make the right choice for your apprenticeship, the National Apprenticeship Service has released a downloadable step-by-step guide called the Apprenticeship Self-development Pack for 16-19 year olds.

To find out more about our apprenticeship pathways or to register your interest:

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