Becoming an Apprentice

What you need to know

We strive to deliver quality, hands-on training to young people and adults, giving them a strong foundation for a rewarding career.

To undertake an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You’ll be learning on the job. There are no course fees, no day release to college and you’ll earn a wage whilst training.

It’s an opportunity to gain practical work experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours for your chosen job role; skills that are recognised by industry employers all over the country.

Throughout the Apprenticeship you’ll be supported, coached and mentored by an experienced Trainer-Coaches. They’ll meet with you and your employer early on to agree an Individual Training and Learning Plan (ITLP). This is to outline programme content, methods of teaching, training and learning targets, any support you might need and a visit schedule.

In summary, as an apprentice:

  • You’ll be an employed member of staff working a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • You’ll have an employment contract outlining your wages and holiday allowance.
  • You’ll be part of a Government funded and recognised educational programme.
  • You’ll receive training on the job to ensure that you meet the requirements of the Apprenticeship Standards.
  • You’ll complete coursework assignments to show your knowledge and understanding.
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