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What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an Apprenticeship?

Do you want to kick-start your career? An apprenticeship could be the answer. They offer an alternative to traditional sixth form and college routes, meaning you’ll be working and earning a wage while getting qualified.

While you are on an apprenticeship you will:

  1. Have a job and earn a wage
  2. Gain nationally recognised qualifications
  3. Gain real industry experience
  4. Receive holiday pay

During your apprenticeship, you’ll spend most of the week at work learning practical skills, and attend college one day a week to learn the theory side of your job. You’ll also gain other transferable workplace skills such as maths, English, ICT and communication. We will support both you and your employer throughout your training, which usually lasts between one and two years. When you complete your apprenticeship, you’ll have gained nationally recognised qualifications and the experience and the skills you’ll need to succeed in your chosen career. We have Apprenticeships at Level 2, 3 and 4 and the level you study at will depend on your existing qualifications and experience.

Find out how to apply for an apprenticeship.

“You are getting paid to learn, rather than paying to learn. You’re also gaining experience of work, which could give you the edge over someone in full-time education. Being in a workplace is a benefit as you get feedback on how you’re doing, and there may be the opportunity to branch out into another role there as you gain experience and find your niche.” National Accident Helpline

“In the NHS, most recruitment is done on ‘values’, so check out the ‘values’ of the organisation you are applying to. Other than that – be motivated, be open-minded and be ready to work hard and learn!” South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

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