An apprenticeship is a pathway young people may wish to follow after they leave school, once they have turned 16. An apprentice is employed on a fixed term contract usually for 1-4 years, depending on the apprenticeship level, and they are paid a wage (the current national minimum wage for an apprentice is £4.81 per hour). The employer will sign an apprenticeship agreement which lays out the start and end date, the pay, location, and skill/role the apprentice is working towards. Apprenticeships are typically made up of 80% on-the-job learning and 20% off-the-job learning, which is usually carried out at a local college however this can sometimes be delivered at the apprentice's workplace.
Search and Apply
To search and apply for an apprenticeship, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship
We run annual apprenticeship workshops for year 11 students and if you would like to take part in one of these (where you will be taught how to search and apply for apprenticeships), please email Careers to secure your place: email@example.com
To apply for an apprenticeship, you will either need to complete an online application form or a CV (sometimes both) that demonstrates your skills and experience that make you a strong candidate for the role. You are taught about the purpose of a CV and cover letter in Year 10 PSHE lessons, and you will use the CV builder tool in Unifrog to create your CV: www.unifrog.org