What are apprenticeships?
An apprenticeship combines learning and working. Apprenticeships offer structured courses of study that lead to qualifications whilst actually working and being paid to do a job. Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. They last a minimum of 12 months to 4 years, and are available in hundreds of industries. Apprenticeships can lead on to Higher Education or full-time employment.
Types of apprenticeship:
- Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
- Advanced - equivalent to 2 /3 A-levels
- Higher - can lead to NVQ level 4 or above, or to a degree.
To search for apprenticeships
If you put in your postcode and type within 20 miles then all available local apprenticeships will come up, this is updated constantly, so is worth checking regularly. Alternatively if you create an account you will receive emails when new vacancies become available.
www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-parents-guide-to-apprenticeships really useful info for parents
www.apprenticeships.gov.uk lots of info for parents and students
Louise Moorman, our Careers Leader has recently been recognised by the National Apprenticeship Service for positively promoting apprenticeships.