What is an apprenticeship?
Get paid to discover your passion! You can become anything you want… An Apprenticeship is a job which allows you to earn while you learn. You receive a wage and study alongside each other, which eventually leads to qualifications and progression within your chosen industry. A guide to apprenticeships can be found here.
With an apprenticeship you will:
- Learn and train for a specific job
- Work alongside experienced staff
- Earn a wage and get holiday pay
- Be given time for study related to your role (the equivalent of one day a week)
- complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
- be on a career path with lots of future potential
Levels of an apprenticeship
Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level. 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 you’re at the right level
At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level. Higher and degree apprenticeships are also available. More information about these may be found here.