Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

 Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you would:

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • Get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

 Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

 

Name

Level

Equivalent Educational 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

 Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma

Who can apply?

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
  • Not in full-time education

Apprentice Vacancies

All live apprentice opportunities in England can be searched for on the following website:

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

 Please note, that apprenticeships in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are listed on different websites. The links for these are below:

Wales                          https://ams.careerswales.com/Public/Default.aspx?mode=vacancy&type=ams

Scotland                      https://www.apprenticeships.scot/

Northern Ireland          https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/apprenticeships

 Parents/Carers Information about Apprenticeships

For parents/carers wishing to support their son or daughter in applying for an apprenticeship, the following documents contains useful information on apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Parent Pack 2019-20 (PDF)

Apprenticeship Parent Pack May 2019 (PDF)

An Introduction to Apprenticeships for Years 7 – 11 (PDF)

Degree Apprenticeship Handbook (PDF)

Also, the following YouTube channel is dedicated to providing information on apprenticeships:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ApprenticeshipsNAS