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APPRENTICESHIPS EXPLAINED

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. In an Apprenticeship you will work alongside experienced staff and gain job specific skills, studying towards a related qualification. Treated the same as another employee you will receive a wage and get holiday pay.  Apprenticeships usually take between 1 and 4 years to complete depending on their level.

LEVELS OF APPRENTICESHIP

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name

       Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

       2

     5 GCSE passes at grades 5-9

Advanced

       3

     2 A level passes

Higher

       4,5,6 and 7

     Foundation degree and above

Degree

       6 and 7

     Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

You are able to apply for an Apprenticeship whilst you are in Year 11 in school but to start at Apprenticeship you need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

HOW TO APPLY using www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk

  • Search for an apprenticeship
  • Create an account
  • Complete and submit your application form. 

HOW DO I FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP?

You need two things to get an apprenticeship…………an employer to give you the work part of an apprenticeship and you need a training provider to give you the training part of an apprenticeship.

For more information about apprenticeships and useful hints and tips you can research www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

Apply for an apprenticeship on:  www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

To get the employer for the work part of your apprenticeship you need to:

  • Write a GOOD CV that makes you stand out to an employer.
  • Write a letter to go with your CV and explains why you are sending your CV.
  • Find employers names, addresses and telephone numbers from www.yell.com or the Yellow Pages book.
  • Send off you CV and Cover Letter to every employer you would like to work for, start to do this in the January of Year 11.

To apply for the training part of your apprenticeships you need to:

  • Go to the website for the training providers and apply online. Do this as soon as possible in Year 11.  If you have a work placement sorted, then the employer should be able to tell you which training provider they use.

HOW TO INCREASE MY CHANCES OF GETTING AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Keep a record of where you have sent off your CV to and contact the company if you have not heard back from them in a week, the company will see that you are keen!

REMEMBER TO REGISTER WITH THE APPRENTICESHIP WEBSITE ABOVE AND KEEP CHECKING FOR NEW VACANCIES.

Apprenticeship Powerpoint 

 

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