As an apprenticeship is a real job where people learn, gain experience and get paid, they're often a popular choice for young people who want to get started in the world of work. By the end of an apprenticeship, they'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for their chosen career.
As an apprentice they will:
- learn and train for a specific job
- get paid and receive holiday leave
- get hands-on experience in a real job
- study for at least 20% of their working hours - usually at a college, university or with a training provider
- complete assessments during and at the end of their apprenticeship
- be on a career path with lots of future potential
Depending on the level, some apprenticeships may:
- require previous qualifications such as an English or maths GCSE
- give extra training in the English or maths skills needed so they're at the right level
If a student isn't at the required level to go straight into an Apprenticeship, they may be able to get a Traineeship first - see here for more info.
There are lots of Apprenticeship providers in the District. Although this list is not exhaustive, some good places to start looking are:
SkillsHouse can advise on applying for Apprenticeships, and often has local vacancies on our page - click the link below.
For more information and to search for national vacancies, go to Apprenticeships