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Apprenticeships Prow

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What do the words mean?

work.gif Job - An apprenticeship is a real job, with a real employer, for anyone 16 + who isn't in full-time education. It involves at least 30 hours work a week and can last from a minimum of 12 months to three years, or more. In addition, all apprenticeships include training to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need.

work.gif Wage - Your wage is the set amount that you're payed and what you recieve will depend on your age, the employer, the job, and the area. Visit the Gov.uk National Apprenticeships website to find out the current pay rates and rights for apprentices. 

work.gif Training - On-the-job training from your employer at work, plus usually a day or more of further training through a college or training provider.

work.gif Qualification - Apprenticeships can be earned at four different levels:

1) Intermediate: Level 2 - GCSE equivalent.

2) Advanced: Level 3 - A level equivalent. 

3) Higher: Level 4 to 7 - Foundation Degree and above equivalent.

4) Degree: Levels 6 and 7 - Bachelor's or Master's Degree equivalent.

work.gif Traineeship - If you're 16-24 and not yet experienced enough to apply for an apprenticeship, you can do a traineeship. Traineeships can last up to 6 months and include unpaid work experience, giving you skills that you can carry forward in to an apprenticeship. Find out more on the Gov.uk website.


FAQ's

  • Why do an apprenticeship?

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    • It's an opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary, and gain a qualification,
    • It's an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and transferable work skills,
    • It's an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification,
    • It's an opportunity to continue your education without being in school or college 5 days a week.
  • Will I get a job at the end of it?

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    • At the end of an Apprenticeship, which can last more than 3 years, you will get a national qualification that is recognised by employers around the world. A high percentage of apprentices move on to a job after finishing their apprenticeship and often are employed by their apprenticeship employer.
    • Even if you don't stay with your apprenticeship employer, your qualification proves that you have excellent skills and experience which is attractive to future employers.
    • You will also have the choice of continuing your studies by going on to Higher Education at college or university, or you can work towards a promotion. There are a lot of great opportunities waiting after you finish an apprenticeship!

     

  • What does an apprentice do?

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    • You will have a full-time job, a minimum of 30 hours a week, learning from your colleagues and being supported by a local college. Some Apprenticeships require you to go to college (or your Apprenticeship provider) one day a week, other Apprenticeships are all done online.
    • You’ll end up with a nationally recognised qualification that showcases your new skills and talents.

     

  • What types of apprenticeship are there?

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    There are hundreds of different types - you can get an apprenticeship in almost any career! Listed below are typical subjects for apprenticeships, but there is nothing stopping you from approaching a business and asking them if they have any alternative opportunties if you have an idea what you want to do!

    The most common apprenticeships in the Bracknell Forest area are:

    • Active Learning and Leisure
    • Business Administration
    • Childcare
    • Customer Service
    • Construction
    • Hairdressing
    • Health and Social Care
    • Hospitality and Catering
    • IT and Telecoms
    • Retail
    • Vehicle Maintenance
    • Social Digital Media
    • Manufacturing
    • Healthcare Support Services
    • Accountancy
    • Electrical Installation and Maintenance
    • Beauty Therapy
    • Catering
    • Management
    • Hospitality
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Cleaning and Environmental Support Services
    • Engineering
    • Youth Work
    • IT
    • Barbering
    • Warehouse and Distribution
    • Team Leading
    • Construction and Building
    • Public Safety

    There are lots of other Apprenticeship opportunities in:

    • Manufacturing
    • Healthcare Support Services
    • Accountancy
    • Electrical Installation and Maintenance
    • Beauty Therapy
    • Catering
    • Management
    • Hospitality
    • Teaching Assistant
    • Cleaning and Environmental Support Services
    • Engineering
    • Youth Work
    • IT
    • Barbering
    • Warehouse and Distribution
    • Team Leading
    • Construction and Building
    • Public Safety
    • Food preparation and serving

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