Do you want to combine learning, with gaining work experience, whilst getting paid? An apprenticeship might just be what you’re looking for!
Apprenticeships are a way of combining working with studying. During a typical apprenticeship a student would work for a company but also go to college to study a related subject. You would be supported by an experienced member of the staff who will teach you the hands-on skills you need.
Over a period of between 1 to 3 years, an apprenticeship allows you to combine earning and learning and you would finish the course with an NVQ (or a BTEC or City & Guilds). Normal apprenticeships would result in a level 2 NVQ (roughly the same as doing 5 GCSEs) and Advanced Apprenticeships result in a Level 3 (about the same as 2 A-levels). The Higher Apprenticeship incorporates a work-based learning programme and leads to qualifications at Level 4 and above, where Level 4s and 5 are equivalent to a higher education certificate, higher education diploma or a foundation degree, Level 6 is equivalent to a bachelor degree and Level 7 is equivalent to a master’s degree.
What you’ll get...
- You'll gain experience through working with other staff members
- Earn a wage and get other work-related benefits
- Improve your skills within your chosen industry
- Go to college to gain a qualification
If you think the above sounds good and you’re 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education, then have a look at the apprenticeships we have available below