Apprentices are paid employees of a business, who gain experience and knowledge from working alongside skilled team members whilst also completing a qualification. The qualification is normally completed in the work-place; however apprentices may also need to attend workshops from time-to-time away from their normal place of work. The qualifications that an apprentice gains are nationally recognised qualifications, specific to their place of work.
Apprenticeships are a partnership between the leaner, employer and training provider. Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16, who is not already in full time education. An apprenticeship can take between 12 to 18 months to complete, depending on the level and sector.
Apprenticeships have been developed specifically with industry representatives and therefore the training received is specific to the needs of the industry. Apprenticeships come in two levels: Intermediate and Advanced. Intermediate includes a level 2 qualification, suited to opertatives, whereas advanced includes a level 3 qualification, suited to team leaders and managers.
For information about recruiting and training an apprentice, click here.
For information on how to become an apprentice, click here.
Why Choose an Apprentice?
Visit our skills vehicle at The Forum, Norwich on Wednesday 19th February, where our team will discuss how your business could benefit from recruiting an apprentice. Our team will also be on hand to provide information, advice and guidance for young people and employers who want to know more about apprenticeships. Here are some apprenticeship facts and figures that read more