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Apprenticeships Prow

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What Do the words mean

Job = 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. Additionally all apprenticeships include training to support you in doing your job well and help you gain the knowledge and skills you need.

Wage = Visit here to find out the current pay rates and rights for apprentices. The wage will depend on your age, the employer, the job and the area.

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.

Qualification = Apprenticeships can be earned at three different levels:

1 Intermediate Level

2 Advanced Level

3 Higher Level (Equivalent to a degree)

  • What is the Point of an Apprenticeship?

    • To give you an opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and gain a qualification
    • To give you an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and transferable work skills
    • To give you an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • To give you an opportunity to continue your education without being in a 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 you will get a national qualification that is recognised and appreciated by employers around the world. Around 85% of apprentices will move on to a job after finishing their apprenticeship with two-thirds of those staying with the employer that they trained with.. 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!

    The Apprenticeship is likely to last a minimum of 1 to 3 years, or even longer. For the few who don't stay in employment with the same company after the Apprenticeship, will still have excellent experience and qualifications to demonstrate to future employers.

  • 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?

    There are 100s of different types and 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 with your own idea for a job role and asking them to take you on!

    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 + Building
    • Public Safety

    But 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 + Building
    • Public Safety
    • Food preparation and serving

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