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. Typically, they look for:
What qualifications are needed?
Entry requirements 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
|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 and can be very competitive.
Sandwell MBC regularly takes on apprentices. Watch this case study:
One Stop Shop, Oldbury Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DB
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