An Introduction to Apprenticeships

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An Introduction to
Apprenticeships
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What is an Apprenticeship?
• An Apprenticeship is a career option for
you to consider, alongside all other
options.
• An Apprenticeship is a paid job with
training, leading to a package
qualifications which relate to the job.
of
• It allows you to be in full-time work as
well as continuing your education and
gaining qualifications.
You “earn as you learn”
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Who’s doing Apprenticeships?
People who enjoy working and
learning, at the same time.
2010/11
• 440,000 + people in England
• 49,300 Apprentices in the South West
• 61% were aged 16-24 years
• 80% success rates and rising
The areas with the most Apprenticeships:
• Bristol
• Gloucestershire
• Wiltshire
• Somerset
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An Apprenticeship helps you
get ahead with.....
Job
Pay
Training
New Skills
Experience
Qualifications
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Who’s involved?
Employer
EMPLOYERS
APPRENTICES
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TRAINING PROVIDERS
A wide variety of Apprenticeships
250+
Marketing
Teaching
250+
Motor
Office
Nursery
House
Sports
Youth
Bench
Receptionist
Hair
Lorry
Beautician
Bricklayer
Sales
Gardener
Engineer
Plasterer
Plumber
Barber
Mechanic
Dresser
Assistant
Worker
Keeper
Driver
Joiner
Coach
Worker
Rep
Estate
Agent
Glass
Stone
Electrician
Vet
Chef
Nurse
Blower
Mason
Frameworks!!
Assistant
Frameworks
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Apprenticeship levels
Apprenticeship
Level 2 (5 GCSEs)
Advanced
Apprenticeship
Level 3 (2 x A Levels)
Higher Apprenticeship
Level 4+ (Foundation
Degree)
Most Apprentices start at level 2 and many progress to level 3.
Higher Level Apprenticeships are now available which are equivalent to
Foundation Degree.
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What’s in an Apprenticeship?
Competence
Qualification
Knowledge/
Technical
Qualification
Transferable
Skills
Job
Other relevant
qualifications
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Employment
rights and
responsibilities
Wages and Employability
• There is a National Minimum Wage for Apprentices, £2.60 per hour for
apprentices under 19 or in the first year
• Typical wage £3.50+ at age 16
• Average salary is £165 per week – the higher your level of
Apprenticeship the more you are likely to be paid
• Apprentices earn higher wages over a lifetime and have a
greater likelihood of being employed, than someone
without training.
Doing an Apprenticeship gives you the
opportunity to earn more in the future!
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Where could you go with an
Apprenticeship?
Mark Barclay Senior VicePresident, Airbus
Ross Brawn Motorsport
Engineer and Formula One
team principal
Charan Gill sold his
restaurant empire for
£16 million
Sir Anthony
Bamford JCB
Chairman
Stella English
Winner of The Apprentice
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Angela Barker-Dench
Vice Principal, Capel
Manor College
Craig Coombe Operations
Manager, Olympic Velodrome
More information
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Some final tips
Getting an Apprenticeship is the same as looking for a job. It takes time
and effort.
Do your very best at your GCSEs/A Levels.
Work either part-time, voluntary or work-experience.
Build a good CV and portfolio
Keep your options wide and consider Apprenticeships, jobs and other
courses.
Ask for help and support.
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Question time!
Your questions please?
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