In 2018/19, there were 742,400 people
participating in an apprenticeship in England
An apprenticeship is a job, but instead of working all week, you will have some dedicated time to study and learn relevant skills and information, linked to that trade or profession. This dedicated time is generally spent in a further education establishment.
You will be treated just like any other employee, will work around 30 hours per week, and will benefit from holidays.
Your employer will create a contract for you which will explain all of the requirements...and perks of the job!
The main attraction of becoming an apprentice is that it is completely free. Your tuition fees will be paid by the employer and the government, whilst you benefit from receiving a wage and associated qualification.
The bulk of the training is performed while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade or profession, in replacement for their continued labour for an agreed amount of time. Apprenticeship lengths vary significantly across sectors, professions, roles and cultures.
There are four different levels of apprenticeship, each with it's own requirements to enter:
The requirements for an apprenticeship are simple, but you will need to match the following:
So, you've decided that the apprenticeship route is the one for you, the next stage is to find an apprenticeship linked to your aspirations in a career. Apprenticeships' become available daily but have considerable demand. It is imperative to be ready and prepared to apply as soon as an opportunity arises.
Having an up to date CV is important.
Need guidance on creating a CV? Head over to out CV section and download our template!
Various establishments post apprenticeships daily, and a simple Google search will come up with limitless apprenticeship companies. At Flight recommend visiting the GOV.UK apprenticeship service. There you can register your details and will be notified directly when an apprenticeship comes in that matches your search criteria.
So, now the Apprenticeship route is definitely for you, here's a 'to do' list to help you get prepared:
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