Why Choose an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a way of learning whilst you are in a job. You build up the knowledge and skills that you need to gain your qualifications while you are working by coming to college one day a week.
What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?
As an apprentice, you earn while you learn, gaining practical and transferable skills while keeping your options open. You will:
- earn a salary
- receive training
- gain qualifications
- learn job-specific skills
You will do real work for a real employer, earning real money at the same time as acquiring your qualifications.
Apprenticeships take between 12 and 18 months to complete and there are two levels:
- Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)- the equivalent of five GCSEs at grade A-C.
- Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) – the equivalent of two A-levels.
The usual requirements to become an apprentice are:
- You must be 16 years or older
- GCSE maths and English at grade A*- D
- To have an employer in mind, or be able to work with us to find you an apprenticeship employer.
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