If you have a clear career idea, you could consider an apprenticeship.
What is an Apprenticeship?
How long do they last?
Apprenticeships vary in length. They normally last between 1 – 4 years.
Who can apply?
You must be 16 or over. There is no upper age limit.
What do employers want?
An employer is investing time, money and training into an apprentice. So they want the right person. Typically, they look for:
What qualifications do I need?
An apprenticeship is a job – like other jobs, there are entry requirements. These are set by the employer. They may ask for two or more GCSE’s (grades 4 – 9) or equivalent and possibly additional GCSEs
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 to do this.
Sandwell MBC regularly takes on apprentices. Watch this case study: