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.
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For information on how to become an apprentice, click here.
Banham Poultry Staff Celebrate Success
On Wednesday 26th March, a group of 18 Banham Poultry staff celebrated achieving their Apprenticeship Awards. Achieving Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships were Heidi Davis, Paul Ethridge, Magdalene Kostuch, Martin Kula, Laimutis Mocevicius, Natalija Perkuna, John Walters and Linda Walters. Achieving Level 2 Apprenticeships were Alvaro Goncalves, Janis Leipins, Igoris Matiusovas, Luis Cravinho, Jose Ribeiro, Karen read more