Want to become an Apprentice?
If you’re 16 or over and would prefer to earn while you’re learning then becoming an apprentice could be just the answer!
Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money at the same time. They are a big government priority and are set to increase by an additional 3 million opportunities over the next 5 years. They are a great choice for individuals who are eager to earn straight away whilst learning a skill, or who already have an employer who is willing to take them on as an Apprentice. Middlesbrough College has a fantastic range of Apprenticeships to choose from and we will support you in finding an employer relevant to your career aspirations.
Apprentices are employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and learn both on the job and at College. Your training will be funded and you will be paid for the work you do - the minimum Apprenticeship wage set by the government is £3.30 per hour, however the majority of employers pay significantly more.
The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on the job you’re doing, your age and how much experience you have. On completion you will be awarded a Certificate of Apprenticeship and may find that your employer can offer you a permanent position at your company. After successfully completing your Apprenticeship you can choose to progress on to an ‘Advanced Apprenticeship’ or further study, such as a Foundation degree at Middlesbrough College.
View & Download The Apprentice's Handbook 2016
What are the advantages of an Apprenticeship?
You will be learning on the job, which also means:
|• ||You work better and more effectively. |
|• ||It can set you up to move into new and better jobs. |
|• ||You will be paid an income and be entitled to paid holiday entitlement |
|• ||You get to experience new and different challenges. |
|• ||Your existing skills and knowledge are recognised and can help you gain a qualification faster. |
|• ||You learn at your own pace and get support when you need it. |
|• ||You gain skills and knowledge which can be used across a range of jobs and industries. |
Want to know more?
If you would like to know more about current Apprenticeship Vacancies, contact The Job Shop:
Call: 01642 333379
See the National Apprenticeship Service’s FAQ for apprentices