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An apprenticeship is a job that offers you on the job training accompanied with a salary and all the benefits you would expect from working as a full time employee. While working during your apprenticeship you are entitled to a wage and holiday entitlement, during your apprenticeship you will be required to work a minimum of 30 hours per week.
To start an apprenticeship you must be over the age of 16 and have finished full time education, to help you on your way to finding the right apprenticeship for you here are some other interesting facts in our frequently asked questions.
Find out more about the apprenticeship levels on offer.
Intermediate apprenticeships are the equivalent or same level to five GCSE pass grades and offer a step on the career ladder for those wanting to leave full-time education at the age of 16 and find an apprenticeship. As an apprentice doing an intermediate apprenticeship you will be work based learning towards a level 2 certificate within your chosen field. This will allow you to receive the necessary on the job training to develop your career and wok towards an Advanced Apprenticeship if required.
Entry level for an Intermediate Apprenticeship is commonly a minimum of two GSCE’s ideally in Maths and English however if you do not have these they will be a subject of your apprenticeship.
Advanced Apprenticeships or commonly none as Level 3 Apprenticeships is the equivalent to doing 2 A-Levels and you have the opportunity to work towards a work based learning cert or BTEC qualification.. To start an advanced apprenticeship the entry requirement is normally five GCSE’s grade C or above, which is why on completion of your Intermediate apprenticeship you would receive the equivalent of this for entry level to the advanced.
You may already have the A level qualifications that the Advanced Apprenticeship offers however, a lot of people decide to take up the Level 3 apprenticeship to learn the valuable work based skills required to advanced to the next stage in the career.
If you've decided you're not going to university and want to find an apprenticeship to help kickstart your career, then you are in the right place. FindApprenticeships advertises thousands of apprenticeships daily from leading UK employers and training providers.
Want to know how to secure that apprenticeship job?
Then read our cv tips on how to create the perfect profile for your prospective employer.
1. Personal Statement
You should always start off your c.v with a personal statement, this is where you describe who you are and what you have to offer. When writing this section try and veer away from using “I” for instance instead of “I am a 16 year old student” use “ A sixteen year old student” or “I have experience in” simple change to “With experience in”.
Outline your grades such as GCSE’S or A-Levels, make reference to the number achieved and grades. You can also add any skills which you feel would benefit your application, also any courses you have taken, which can include online courses.
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Hiring an apprentice through an accredited apprenticeship scheme, either via a training provider or direct is extremely rewarding for your business or organisation in may ways.
Apprentices are keen to learn on the job and inherit the skills that already exist within your organisation. There are ten’s of thousands of budding apprentices keen to enter the world of work as an alternative option to university.
Training an apprentice and passing down current skills from an ageing workforce helps to grow your business and retain valuable experience and knowledge, offering a better return on investment.
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