What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship combines practical work experience and professional training, allowing students to achieve formal qualifications whilst being paid a wage.
An apprentice divides their time between work and study. And spend the majority of the apprenticeship in the workplace, developing the technical and practical skills that are required for a particular job role.
Apprentices follow an approved programme, which allows them to achieve a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of the programme.
Hiring an apprentice helps businesses to nurture their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
The combination of on-the-job training with academic study ensures that the candidate has the practical experience, skills and qualifications needed to ascertain a successful career.
How do apprenticeships work?
Typically an apprentice spends one day per week with us, the training provider, and the remaining four days in the workplace, learning their trade.
Employers provide on the job training, while classroom training is provided by the training provider, we liaise with the employer to tailor the training plan to your business needs and assess the apprentice’s progress on the job.
Who can apply for an apprenticeship?
Anyone in England can apply for an apprenticeship if they are aged 16 or over, eligible to work in England, not engaged in full time education and have reached the minimum entry requirements.
You are also able to up-skills current members of staff in a cost effective way.
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