They are a great way to combine study with valuable work experience
You can get apprenticeships in all 15 of the main business areas
What can you expect from an apprenticeship?
You need to be aged 16 or over to apply for an apprenticeship. You’ll combine learning at work with at least 20% of your time spent training. This training will relate to your job and usually takes place in a college, university or with a training provider. The training might be on day-release (with you going to college one day a week). As an alternative you might get block training, where you could have a week of training in one go.
What types of apprenticeship are there?
You can pick an apprentice type to suit your level:
Intermediate (Level 2) – equivalent to 5 GCSEs
Advanced (Level 3) – equivalent to 2 A-levels
Higher (Level 4/5) – can lead to Level 4 qualification or foundation degree
Degree (Level 6/7) – equivalent to bachelor’s or master’s degree, with no tuition fees.
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