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Apprenticeships and Traineeships


Below we've listed some of the most common FAQs about apprenticeships and traineeships...

  • Why do an apprenticeship?

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    • It gives you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary, and gain a qualification,
    • You will gain valuable work experience and transferable skills that will look great on your CV,
    • It's an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification,
    • It's a great way to continue your education without being in school or college 5 days a week.
  • Why do a traineeship?

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    • It will provide core work preparation training that combines education with work experience,
    • Traineeships can give you the skills that employers are looking for, including English and Maths for those who need it,
    • It will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job,
    • It gives you the opportunity to build your CV and get vital experience with local and national employers,
    • You can put yourself out there as a potential future employee - you may even have a job interview with the company if a role becomes available after your placement.
  • Will I get a job at the end of it?

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    • At the end of an apprenticeship, which can last more than 3 years, you will get a national qualification that is recognised by employers around the world.
    • A high percentage of apprentices move on to a job after finishing their apprenticeship and often are employed by their apprenticeship employer.
    • Even if you don't stay with your apprenticeship employer, your qualification proves that you have excellent skills and experience which is attractive to future employers.
    • You will also have the choice of continuing your studies by going on to Higher Education at college or university.
  • What does an apprentice do?

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    • You will have a full-time job with a minimum of 30 hours a week, learning the skills you need by directly working with them.
    • Some apprenticeships require you to go to college (or your Apprenticeship provider) one day a week, other apprenticeships are all done online.
    • You’ll work towards recieving a nationally recognised qualification that showcases your new skills and talents.
  • What apprenticeships are most common?

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    The most common apprenticeships are in:

    • Business Administration
    • Childcare
    • Construction
    • Hairdressing
    • Health and Social Care
    • Hospitality and Catering
    • IT and Telecoms
    • Vehicle Maintenance

    But you can often get apprenticeships in almost any sector!

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