An Alternative to College With Training in the Workplace

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Advantages for Learners

What is an apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply. They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,200 job roles in a wide range of industries, from things like Hospitality & Catering, Business & Administration to financial advice and veterinary nursing.

Key Benefits to you:

Earn a salary

The main benefit of learning whilst working is that you are paid a wage for doing the job you enjoy.  As you progress your wage will increase and you will be rewarded for the expertise and skills you build up.

Get paid holidays

All apprenticeships will have a paid holiday.  You are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave – 28 days for someone working five days a week (capped at a statutory maximum of 28 days for all working patterns).

Receive training

As part of your apprenticeship you will learn real skills by staff where you work.  All these staff are experienced in their job and provide you with relevant and up-to-date knowledge about the area you have chosen to work in.

Gain qualifications

As well as the above training you will receive relevant and nationally recognised vocational qualifications.  If you wish to progress to higher qualifications and possibly university you can do.