Apprenticeships are an ideal way to get into the world of work, while still building up knowledge, skills and qualifications.
Many people complete their GCSEs and are faced with the tough choice of jumping feet first into employment with wages, or going into further education. Apprenticeships can give you the best of both worlds.
Gaining qualifications is a good way to get on in a career, but experience of the working world is very important to modern employers, and combined with a relevant qualification earned at the same time, it could really help your career.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16-24 who isn't in full-time education.
You must be aged 24 or younger on the date of your apprenticeship's completion.
There are 3 types of work-based training schemes:
NVQ's – National Vocational Qualifications
These qualifications also include key skills such as IT and numeracy, and some more specific technical certificates.
There are a vast number of industries that offer apprenticeship placements, including accountancy, engineering and much more!
Your training and qualifications are paid for by The Skillseekers Initiative, so don't worry, there are no fees or charges for your training. You may also be given a travel allowance, so you may not even have to pay for your commuting to and from work, thought this is not guaranteed.
An apprenticeship can vary hugely in length. An apprenticeship is at least 12 months, and advanced is 24 months. The length depends upon the employer and employee requirements.
Training on Apprenticeships is provided by professional training providers.
Wages are calculated on a case-by-case basis but the very minimum you will receive is £40 a week.
To get an information pack call 08000 150 600. You will then be contacted about your options.