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Apprenticeships / Getting a Job

What are Apprenticeships?

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some recognised qualifications as you go...

A real job

All apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances. This is paid work. Over 150,000 employers are offering Apprenticeships in more than 200,000 locations.

Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher (degree) level, covering more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles. For a majority of students leaving 6th form who wish to apply for an Apprenticeship -  a Higher Apprenticeship would be an appropriate course to apply for.

A real qualification.

Quality is key to Apprenticeships. All Apprenticeships must be at least 12 months long and lead to a national qualification that is respected by employers around the world.

A real future.

After finishing, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer.

A third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibility in their job.  Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.

To learn more about Apprenticeships please visit our Apprenticeships page here