Apprenticeships are available at three levels - Intermediate, Advanced and Higher, with over 190 different Apprenticeships available across 80 different industry sectors! Apprentices are paid and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Training consists of possible day release to a College or Training Provider as well as on the job training with a mentor. This ensures apprentices are working towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, and over the age of 16, not in full time education can apply. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of qualification, the learners ability and the industry sector. All Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage, however many earn significantly more.
Your training provider is usually a local college or specialist organisation responsible for your training. A mentor is assigned to the learner and progress is tracked in conjunction with the employer. All training providers are subject to OFSTED inspections and reports can be seen on the OFSTED website.
For further information visit the National Apprenticeship website.