WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
Think apprenticeships are only for 16 to 18 year olds? Think again! The only age restriction applied to apprenticeships is a requirement to be over 16 years of age. An apprentice can be anybody; any age, any level of previous study and in almost any industry. In fact, higher level apprenticeships are only available to those over 18.
Apprenticeships can also be used for currently employed staff to support professional development. If you are considering this option, our Apprenticeships Advisers are available to offer free and impartial advice to find the right apprenticeship and to support you and your employer through the process.
Before thinking about applying for an apprenticeship think about what industry interests you. Think about your interests and your past experience and then start looking at opportunities.
Apprenticeship levels now range from Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2) up to Degree Apprenticeships (Level 7) and there are over 500 apprenticeship standards available. Every profession has an apprenticeship standard that outlines what you’ll be trained and assessed on. Do your research to ensure you choose the right apprenticeship. Once you have a good idea of what you want to do, you can browse the www.gov.uk website for vacancies to find the right one for you: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk
- Earn while you learn, with paid holidays
- Receive recognised qualifications
- Gain real work experience
- Improve your employability
- Personalised support to develop your skills
- Entitlement to NUS card apprenticeextra.co.uk
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