Apprenticeships and Training
This section gives you information about apprenticeships, what they are and how to find one
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a job – a paid job.
You work for an employer, learning skills and knowledge and usually spend a day each week with a college or a training provider to get the qualifications you need for the job.
Here are the facts:
- You work for an employer doing a real job
- You get trained by a training provider
- You get qualifications for the job and experience of going the job
- You are paid
- You learn the skills that employers really want for example,
- Learning to talk to people
- Learning to work as part of a team and
- Learning how to solve problems
- Apprenticeships usually take between one and four years to finish depending on the level of apprenticeship and what apprenticeship you are doing
- The minimum wage you will receive from April 2018 is £3.70 per hour, but many of you will earn more than this.
Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)
- You work to get Level 2 qualifications that are important for your job
- You study maths and English (unless you have GCSEs at the required grades) and learn technical knowledge
- You are employed and paid for at least 30 hours a week for a minimum of one year
- It can lead to a high level job or an Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Advanced Level Apprenticeships (Level 3)
- You work to get Level 3 qualifications that are important for your job
- You will be asked to do more difficult tasks
- You are employed and paid for at least 30 hours a week
- You study maths and English (unless you have GCSEs at the required grades) and learn further technical skills
- An Advanced Level Apprenticeship can lead to professional qualifications or possibly a Higher Level Apprenticeship or Degree Level Apprenticeship and can also be a way into higher education
Higher Level Apprenticeships
- Higher level Apprenticeships are available in areas such as accountancy, law, engineering, IT, business management, care and enterprise.
- You will study for a relevant professional qualification such as a Higher National Certificate or Diploma or a Foundation Degree.
Degree Level Apprenticeships
- A degree level Apprenticeship makes it possible for you to achieve a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree whilst working full-time.
- They tend to last up to four years and are a way of getting a degree without getting into student debt.
- They are available in a growing number of sectors including digital, engineering, chartered surveying, laboratory science, nuclear and public relations and more.
What Apprenticeships are available in North Lincolnshire?
There are many types of apprenticeships available in North Lincolnshire from engineering through to care and hospitality.
To find out what Apprenticeships are on offer now, search here on the National Apprenticeship website: Find an apprenticeship.
- You will need to create an account before you can apply.
- You can search in two ways:
- If you want something specific then use a key work (eg engineering) and then select a distance from your home postcode.
- If you want to see what is available close to home, leave the key word section blank and just select a distance from your postcode.
Where else can I search for an apprenticeship?
- You or your family may know of an employer who would be willing to take you on as an apprentice.
- Some companies advertise vacancies in the local paper.
- Some smaller businesses often place adverts in their office window
- Other companies advertise via the internet. Here are some other websites which may you may find helpful if you are looking for an apprenticeship.