All about Apprenticeships ...
Businesses often need employees who can combine technical knowledge with practical skills. Apprenticeships are a route by which you can begin a career in a chosen industry, learn practical skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are government backed training schemes aimed primarily at people aged between 16-24, however in certain cases funding is available for older people.
You will receive work-based training from your employer and will normally attend our training workshops on a monthly basis. You will spend most of your time with the employer getting your industry knowledge and experience. You will be working alongside experienced staff who will teach you new skills and build your industry knowledge.
Once you have started your Apprenticeship, an assessor will visit you and your employer at work on a regular basis and be on hand when you need them. You will study towards a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or a Trailblazing Standard, Functional Skills qualifications (dependent on prior qualifications achieved) and Technical Certificate.
Yes. If you already have a job with a small company, large employer or within your family business, you may be eligible to receive free training and gain qualifications as an Apprentice. However, you may be looking for a post, preferring to work and earn an income rather than staying in full-time education. We can help you to find the kind of work you are looking for and then provide the support and training necessary.
You will be guaranteed a minimum wage of £3.50 per hour and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with some employers paying more based on experience.
You will get a package of qualifications when you finish your Apprenticeship dependent on your chosen Apprenticeship.
National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)
Functional Skills (Math’s, English and ICT)