Apprenticeships are an exciting option - you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice.
Apprenticeships provide a clear route for progression and applicants can choose between different entry options according to their level of educational achievements and abilities.
There are a wide range of Apprenticeships available across almost every sector of industry. Apprenticeship training involves a mixture of on-the-job skills and classroom learning. Therefore, apprentices are supported by a college or training organisation and they have a workplace mentor.
A useful guide can be found via the following link:
The best way to find apprenticeship vacancies is by registering and search government apprenticeship site. If a student is looking for an apprenticeship, they should be using this site twice weekly from March if they are in Year 11 and twice weekly from December if they are in Year 13.
It is also worth approaching specific employers directly too, if you want to be really proactive.
Useful websites to look at include:
- Apprenticeships Government information on becoming an apprentice
- Apprenticeships Government information on becoming an apprentice YouTube
- Apprenticeships The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
- All About Apprenticeships Information on what Apprenticeships you can study