What is an Apprenticeship?
If you have a clear career idea, you could consider an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship combines on-the -job training with study. It is a way of training for a trade or profession. You learn, work towards qualifications, gain work experience and get paid.
Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industry sectors. These include: business administration, ICT, motor vehicle, engineering, childcare and hairdressing.
How long does an Apprenticeship last?
Apprenticeships vary in length. They normally last between 1 – 4 years.
Who can apply for an Apprenticeship?
You must be 16 or over. There is no upper age limit.
What do employers want?
Employers look for:
What qualifications do I need?
Entry requirements depend on the Apprenticeship. Employers may ask for two or more GCSE (grades 4 -9) or equivalent. Some intermediate apprenticeships do not ask for any formal qualifications.
What are the advantages of an Apprenticeship?
What are the disadvantages of an Apprenticeship?
Levels of Apprenticeship
Depending on your qualifications, there are different types of apprenticeships you can apply for:
|Advanced Apprenticeships||3||A level|
|Higher Apprenticeships||4 – 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree Apprenticeships||6 – 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
Apprenticeships are popular as they are an attractive way of getting into work. This means they are very competitive.
So you need to put together a strong application.
Connexions Sandwell can help you with this.