Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great way of learning whilst at work and earning money! There is currently a big revival in apprenticeships and there are some fantastic opportunities available. 

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a set of qualifications called a 'Framework' that are delivered through a combination of work and training; you will study for nationally recognised qualifications alongside your job.

Who should do them?

Apprenticeships can be a very appealing option for anyone who prefers hands on activities over lots of theoretical study, or people who want to earn money right away.

They are open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 24 and, depending on your existing qualifications, you can enter at one of three levels: Intermediate (Level 2), Advanced (Level 3) and Higher (Level 4).

Why are they a good option?

One of the big attractions of an apprenticeship is that you will have a real job, and you'll will earn money for the work you do - the average net wage of an apprentice is £200 per week. Also, all the training you do will be related to the job itself so you know it will be helping you to progress. 

Sometimes on completion of an apprenticeship, an employer will be able to offer full time work. If not, it is a highly regarded route to getting work elsewhere or applying for a higher course such as a diploma or degree. 

How do i apply?

Go to the National Apprenticeships website to find out more information. You can explore the different types of apprenticeship, and also search and apply for current vacancies. 

It is also worth looking at your local land-based college, as they often oversee the regional apprenticeships in farming and food. You can find a list of colleges on the Landex website.

Staffline Apprenticeships

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EDGE Apprenticeships

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Other apprenticeship opportunities

Find out about other apprenticeship opportunities here.
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