Intermediate apprenticeships are the first level of apprenticeships. They teach candidates who are new to the industry the basic skills and knowledge required to progress within their chosen career path. Examples of job roles include admin assistant, junior hair stylist or commis chef.
Advanced apprenticeships build on the skills and knowledge acquired from an intermediate apprenticeship. These apprenticeships begin to specialise the candidate’s knowledge of the industry and are suitable for those who have previously completed an apprenticeship or have been within their job role for some time. Examples of job roles include software developer, chef de partie or electrical engineer.
Higher apprenticeships are for those within senior roles within a company who want to develop their skills further to progress. These apprenticeships are the equivalent to completing a foundation degree or HND. Examples of job roles include apprentice teacher, lab technician or project manager.
Degree or master’s degree apprenticeships are for those who want to be a specialist within their field and hold a senior position within a company (such as senior management or technical specialist). These apprenticeships usually involve the undertaking of an under/postgraduate qualification. Examples of job roles include managing director, laboratory scientist or HE lecturer.
Excellent training at one of the best vocational colleges
A wage and supportive employer
Real experience and understanding of the industry they are working in
The opportunity to go on to university
Recognised industry-standard qualifications
Benefit from better wages long-term
Alternatively, if you are already working and your current employer is willing to support your learning through an Apprenticeship.
Your employer will need to call the number or contact us via the link below, to discuss the development of an Apprenticeship for you and complete the necessary paperwork.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 whether they are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking a new career. Applicants need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.
Many of our apprenticeship qualifications are carried out completely in the workplace. Your assessor will visit your workplace and carry out assessments and learning on-site. Some courses do require you to attend college. This is normally on a day release or block basis. If you want to find out more about a specific apprenticeship, simply drop us an enquiry.
Yes, you will be given a contract of employment. All apprentices under the age of 19 and any apprentice (regardless of age) in their first year of their apprenticeship is paid a minimum wage. The minimum wage for an apprentice rises based on age and many employers pay more than the minimum wage. For more information on apprenticeship wages, visit gov.uk.
Apprenticeships are usually a minimum of 30 hours per week to qualify for funding. There are some cases where this can be lower (e.g. for childcare). However, these would need to be discussed and agreed with the college prior to enrolment. Email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will depend on the apprenticeship you want to complete. All of our apprenticeship course pages make it clear what the duration of the programme is, so please check these carefully.
No. You may start your apprenticeship completing basic tasks, but the whole point of your apprenticeship is to develop a well-rounded member of staff. So we will meet with your employer every 8 weeks to make sure that they are supporting your development.
The apprenticeship pays the national minimum wage. However, a number of employers offer more than this for their positions, as they want to attract quality candidates to their company. Every vacancy lists how much the wage is, so be sure to check these carefully to make sure that you are happy with how much the employer is offering.
Yes. You will have the exact same rights as any other full time employee of the company. You will need to read your contract when the company issues it to you to find out your terms of employment. This will include; sick pay, holiday, working hours, etc.
The most enjoyable aspect for most of our apprentices is the work based experience that they gain whilst on the programme. For those used to theory led lessons they find it refreshing that the majority of the apprenticeship is practical training. They also like the fact that they are being paid for learning new skills!