National Apprenticeship Week runs from 7th to 15th February this year and is a week that celebrates apprenticeships, shining a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Build the Future

The theme for the 2022 National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is ‘build the future; looking at how apprenticeships can help individuals develop their skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

The website has a wealth of useful information about apprenticeships and support for businesses looking to recruit an apprentice to help them support and grow their future workforce.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and develop the skills and experience you need to follow your chosen career…and it doesn’t have to be when you are starting your career! You might what to upskill or make a career change.  An apprenticeship is open to anyone 16 or over and there is no maximum age limit for applying.

Depending on which one you choose, apprenticeships can be between 1 and 6 years and funded from contributions made by the government and your employer.

As an apprentice, you’ll learn and be trained for a specific job within a business and get paid and receive holiday like any other employee. You’ll also need to study during at least 20% of your working hours, normally at a college or with a training provider or on site – but away from your normal working environment.

You’ll be assessed during your apprenticeship to make sure you’re gaining the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need in your job and when you come to the end of your apprenticeship you’ll be independently assessed to ensure you are fully trained and competent in your chosen occupation.

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level so at the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

You can read some real apprentices stories here and have a look at what they’re doing and how becoming an apprentice has changed their career paths.

We support some local businesses with finding their apprentices and have these current vacancies.

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