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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

It can take between 1 and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience.

Levels of an Apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level, however, we encourage our students to aim for Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships.

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.

Level Equivalent education level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an exciting option – you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice.

You also do not have to pay any tuition fees or acquire student loans, and you will earn a wage throughout.

What should I look for?

Apprenticeships are being developed and approved all the time, so you can choose the right apprenticeship training for your interests.

When looking for an apprenticeship, make sure you:

  • select the right training to suit your interests
  • think about the level and duration of the training
  • discuss your expectations with the training provider

Don’t accept training because it’s the only apprenticeship available at the time.

Parents

Please read our helpful Parent Pack from Amazing Apprenticeships which will be of use when supporting your child’s search and application.

Parent Pack

Please watch our helpful live event recording, using the link below, which took place earlier this year and focused on introducing apprenticeships to parents. The Parent Pack below is also of great use when supporting your child’s search and application.

NAW Parent/Carer Perspective https://amazingapprenticeships.com/parent-zone/ – a podcast for parents

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.

Use the link below to search for apprenticeships:

Find an apprenticeship

Higher & Degree apprenticeship vacancy listing https://amazingapprenticeships.com/higher-degree-listing/

There are a variety of websites you can use to look and apply for

Apprenticeships:

 The National Apprenticeship Service: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Get my first job: https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

Rate my apprenticeship: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Target Careers:  https://targetcareers.co.uk/

Derby College Apprenticeships: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/apprenticeships-earn-learn

Caution! You need to have an employer lined up before applying to Derby College for an apprenticeship otherwise your application status will be incomplete.

Luminate: https://youtu.be/Fc0ETiAwF5E

CT Skills:   https://www.ctskills.co.uk/

Remit https://www.remit.co.uk/apprenticeships/

EMA Training:  Accounting, Digital, I.T & HR    https://www.ematraining.co.uk/

Babington Accounting, Financial Services, Property Services , Digital, Business &  Customer Services     https://babington.co.uk/

bconstructive https://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive/

Learning Unlimited,  Derby: https://www.learningunlimiteduk.com/

Training 2000: http://www.training2000.co.uk/

Future Talent: https://www.future-talent.com/

Access Training: https://www.atem.co.uk/

Derbyshire County Council  https://jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk/

Civil Service https://www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/index.cgi

Babington College: https://babington.co.uk/apprenticeships/

NHS Apprenticeships: https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/career-planning/study-and-training/apprenticeships-traineeships-and-cadet-schemes

NHS Careers  https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles  Includes lots of useful information about Nursing associates and future NHS apprenticeships

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry: https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/citb-apprenticeships/

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