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Apprenticeships – Jobs with Training A Great Idea for Young People

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Introduction What next?

Sixth Form Apprenticeship Full time College Part time College Short courses Employment

Apprenticeships a choice amongst many!

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• Key benefits of an Apprenticeship • What is an Apprenticeship programme?

• Where can it take you?

• Searching and applying for vacancies

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Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

• RPA comes into effect from Summer 2013 • The Government has changed the law to increase the age at which you are required to participate in education or training • This does not necessarily mean you have to stay on at school after Year 11 if you don’t want to, your choices include: – Full-time education, such as school or college; – Apprenticeship; – Part-time education or training if you are employed, self employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

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What is an


? • Apprenticeships are frameworks of nationally recognised qualifications that offer a mixture of work based training and education.

• An apprentice: – – – Is an employee earning a wage Works alongside experienced staff to gain job specific skills.

Receives training to work towards the qualifications in their Apprenticeship – framework Training can be undertaken on a day release basis or be delivered on-site by a college or a private training provider.

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Apprenticeship Overview

• Apprenticeships can take between 1-4 years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the sector. • All apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week, although a minimum of 16 hours can be agreed in some circumstances.

• 16-18 year old training is fully funded by the government. Employers only pay their salary. An apprentice will be given time off for study for the duration of the Apprenticeship.

• There are over 200 different types of Apprenticeships available offering 1,200 job roles.

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Learning is paid for if you are an apprentice and under 19 years of age.

For apprentices starting after their 19 th birthday there are charges payable by the employer.

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Who trains you?

Independent training providers Local colleges Large employers National training companies Charitable organisations

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How long does it take?

This depends on:

• The course you are doing • The level of the course • Your own ability

How long is a piece of string?

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Who is eligible?

• Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years-old whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career. • You just need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.


Progression Routes

11 Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 Foundation Learning Level 1 Entry level Higher National Certificates; Foundation Degrees A Levels; BTEC (National Diploma); Apprenticeship GCSEs (A*-C ), BTEC Cert.; Apprenticeship GCSEs (D-G), BTEC Award, Qualifications provide progression to Foundation Learning


Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships were introduced in 2009 in the Engineering and IT sectors. Designed to meet employers' need for higher level skills.

Like Intermediate and Advanced Level Apprenticeships, they combine a range of on and off the job training and can vary in the length of time they take to complete, depending on your business needs.

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13 Current Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships are available in the following areas with more currently in development: Higher Apprenticeship Accounting Business and Administration Contact Centre Operations Engineering Technology Food and Drink IT, Software, Web & Telecoms Professionals Providing Financial Advice Leadership and Management Level 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5


Key Benefits of Apprenticeships

• Earn a salary • Get paid holidays • Receive training • Gain qualifications • Learn job specific skills • Career progression

Wages for Apprentices • The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices is £2.60 per hour, although many apprentices are paid more.

• As skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact, research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week. • The apprentice NMW applies to all 16 to 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship.


The Apprenticeship Programme

Each level of Apprenticeship programme will include some or all of these components: Components of a framework

Competence (NVQ) Transferrable Skills (PTLS/Functional/Key) Knowledge (Tech. Cert) Employment Rights and Responsibilities 16


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Assessed in your workplace, using a portfolio Relevant to the work you do Focusing on the skills you need Progress at your pace – working through each unit.


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Assessed through course work and possibly an exam Teaches you underpinning knowledge.

Gives you a better understanding of your job Technical Certificates can be BTEC National Diplomas, or other industry qualifications.

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Transferrable skills

• Application of Number • Communication • ICT • Problem Solving • Working With Others •Personal learning and thinking Assessed through course work and an exam.

Vital for any job, further training and life in general.


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Employment Rights and Responsibilities

• Employment Law and Discrimination • Health and Safety and Working Hours • Holidays and Sickness • Maternity and Paternity leave Assessed through course work Explains your rights as a learner Details your responsibilities as an employee Important information for when you run your own business one day!

In the year 2010/11 over 450,000 people started an Apprenticeship



More than the capacity of Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium, Anfield, Stamford Bridge, St. Mary’s, Fratton Park and Twickenham combined

Finding Work

• To do an Apprenticeship you need to have a job • The course relies on you working in the industry • There are many different ways of finding work:


Why Apprenticeships?

• Learning and earning!

• Many types of career choices (200+) • Paid a minimum of National Minimum wage • Gain a nationally recognised qualification • Ofsted inspected • Work at your own pace, unit by unit • Practical – learning by doing • Progress into higher education, or up the career ladder!


Sector areas

What types of Apprenticeships are there?

Accounting Agriculture Animal Care Beauty Therapy Building Services Engineering Business Administration Catering Childcare Cleaning and Support Services Construction - Trades Customer Service Dental Nursing Driving Goods Vehicles Electrical Installation Engineering Environmental Conservation Equine/Horse Care Extractive and Mineral Processing Fitness Instructor Flight and Ground Crew Floristry Food Manufacture Furniture Manufacture Green Keeping Hairdressing Health and Social Care Horticulture Hospitality Information Technology IT Helpdesk Operator IT Network Planning & Management Management Motor Vehicle Body and Paint Motor Vehicle Fitting Motor Vehicle Maintenance Motor Vehicle Repair Pharmacy Technician Plumbing Resort Reps Retail Sales and Telesales Software Development Team Leading Web Designer Youth Support Work Over 200 types of Apprenticeships and 1,200 job roles!


Apprenticeship Vacancies


A one stop shop for anything you ever wanted to know about Apprenticeships Apprenticeship vacancies across the Country available in one place Apply online for current vacancies 25


All vacancies advertised on the system are that come with and where you can

earn a wage.


Visit: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Apprenticeship Vacancies

This is a recruitment system that lets potential Apprentices search for, view and then apply for Apprenticeships.

Go to: http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Be-An-Apprentice/Applying.aspx

to find out how to: Begin searching for vacancies using these simple steps:

Register your details

– setting up secure passwords and access

Create your 'MyHome' page -

save your search results, manage your applications, including alerts to notify you of new vacancies

Search for your match Browse your results

by occupation, employer, location, provider, keyword gaining more details of interesting vacancies

Manage your future

complete a reusable application form, manage applications online

Deal with problems or gain help

– Q&A, tips and online support



Register as a New User


Register Your Details


Activate Your Account

• Visit your email account to activate your apprenticeship account • Click on the link in the activation email • Thank you for activating your account, you are now able to log in


Search for a Vacancy


Vacancy Details


Setting up Alerts

Complete your Application Form


Applying for a Vacancy

Once you have submitted your application • Your application will be automatically sent to the Training Provider • Your application will be looked at by the Training Provider and Employer • You may be invited for an interview at this stage • You will be notified if you were successful or unsuccessful


Manage Your Applications



Help / Frequently Asked Questions

In the last year there were more vacancies than there were runners in the London Marathon


Access to Apprenticeships

Access to Apprenticeships will provide help and support for young people aged

16-24 who need that little extra boost in moving into employment as an apprentice”

• Practical ‘Hands on’ skills delivered in the workplace • 3-6 months • Minimum of 30 hours a week • Learners may be eligible for Bursary Funding • Parts of the Apprenticeship framework can be stared whilst on Access to Apprenticeships • 10,000 Places available nationally


Access to Apprenticeships Eligibility criteria

• Be between the ages of 16 and 25 • Be assessed as able to academically complete an Intermediate or Advanced level Apprenticeship 1. Be defined as Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) for the whole of the preceding 13 weeks or more prior to start date, and/or 2. Assessed and eligible for Additional Learning Support (Additional Learning Needs (ALN), Additional Social Needs (ASN) or both).


WorldSkills competitions have been held around the world since 1950.

In 2011 they were held in the UK at ExCel London.

Students compete from many countries in skills from floristry to floor tiling, and landscaping to caring.

Sam Eaton from Thatcham Motor Academy in Berkshire won Bronze at this year’s competition.


Some Real Life Stories

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“The most enjoyable part of the Apprenticeship for me was the practical element of the course, and it was fantastic that I could gain a qualification whilst doing something I really enjoyed and earning a wage at the same time.” Kirsten Moran (Plumber) “I tried a “traditional” education path but conventional university studies didn't suit or excite me. Doing an Apprenticeship in hairdressing has been hard work but it has helped me do something that genuinely interests me.” Jignesh Madhavji (Hairdresser) "College has been good and it has really helped being on site during the week as well. I plan to build up my experience with the firm and hopefully work my way up it.“ Ben Howell (Painter & Decorator) “My Apprenticeship has made my confidence soar. Before I started I had nothing to show for myself. I now understand that I can complete a high standard of work and achieve qualifications to really help me get on in life.” Claire Harrison (Team Leading)

Some Apprentices You Might Already Know

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46 Jamie Oliver

Maybe one of the country’s most famous chefs but did you know that he started his career as an apprentice? Growing up in his Dad’s pub he knew that he wanted to work in food and after going to catering college, started his apprenticeship, learning hard in the kitchens. He trained under some great chefs and soon went on to write cookbooks, have his own TV shows and open his own restaurants. Jamie now offers numerous catering apprenticeships to young people through his restaurant Fifteen.

47 John Frieda

You’ve probably bought some of his hair products or at least seen him doing his magic on TV. The celebrity hairdresser John Frieda started of his hugely successful career as an apprentice. John’s father was also a hairdresser and when John left school he started training in the salon. Through hard work, talent and a few lucky breaks, John Frieda has worked his way up to cut the hair of some of the country’s hottest stars.

48 Alan Titchmarsh

After leaving school aged 15 Alan went to work as an apprentice gardener with Ilkley Council in 1964, a few years later he began a City & Guilds course in Horticulture at Shipley College.

Alan furthered his education by doing further horticultural studies through Hertfordshire College of Agriculture, he came a Supervisor and staff trainer at Kew Gardens before taking up a career in gardening journalism. Through hard work and good contacts he went on to become the gardening advisor on BBC’s Ground Force where he worked on many gardens including Nelson Mandela’s.

49 Sir Alex Ferguson

We now know him better as the Manager of Manchester United, but he actually began work as an apprentice tool worker on the Clyde Shipyards.

While playing as an amateur for Queen’s Park, Sir Alex was working as an apprentice.

50 Ross Brawn

Ross Brawn was the owner of Brawn GP, the racing team that won the Formula One Constructors and Drivers Championships in 2009.

Ross started off as a trainee engineer in an engineering company in Bicester, Oxfordshire. He then joined a Formula 3 racing team as a mechanic, he then moved to the Williams Racing team as a machinist and from there his career took off. Later he would work for Ferrari and Honda helping them win many events.

The drivers who have driven his cars include Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher.


Any questions?

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For more information: www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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