Apprenticeships are an amazing way to get on the career ladder and are open to anyone over the age of 16. Whatever your aspirations, apprenticeships offer you the chance to gain valuable experience and skills and achieve a qualification whilst earning a wage.
How To Apply
An apprenticeship is a combination of employment and training (the apprentice obtains a nationally recognised qualification upon completion) for anyone above the age of 16. Employers train individuals within the context of their organisation, so apprentices contribute to the organisation’s productivity while developing their own skills.
The minimum is generally one year, but most high-quality apprenticeships would take longer to complete, sometimes up to four years. Someone who was already in paid employment prior to starting the apprenticeship may take less time to complete an apprenticeship than someone who is new to the working world.
There is an apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (NMW) which applies to all 16–18-year-olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. The current rate is £3.90 per hour.
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So, What Happens Next?
Want to apply or find out more? Simply get in touch with us and we can give you the advice you need to make the right decision for you. For more information go to the Government website.
CMI Level 5 Management and Leadership
Career aims: Once I complete my apprenticeship I would like to continue with self-development and am considering further education.
I began my apprenticeship with Portsmouth College in 2017, working at Estee Lauder in Petersfield.
My usual job role is Zone Manager; however, I was offered a secondment in Manufacturing Engineering for 6 months. This is great opportunity for me to gain more skills and knowledge in the cosmetics industry. I have applied my skills at my work place and feel very confident that I am making good progress at the company. My apprenticeship has also helped me to build a stronger professional network outside of work and meet people from different businesses.
Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning Assistant
Career aims: I hope that after I have completed my apprenticeship, I can progress in a teaching assistant position in the local area with the aim of becoming a qualified professional teacher in the future.
I am currently a Teaching Assistant at Newbridge Junior School and began my apprenticeship in September 2018 after studying Sport at Portsmouth College.
I knew that the College was a great environment to be in and that staff are really supportive of your future prospects. Apprenticeships had been introduced to me whilst I was studying, as a possible pathway for the future as I wasn’t keen on going to university. The specialised apprenticeship team helped me to find the right study programme for me. I’ve had a really positive experience as an apprentice. I’ve met new friends, learnt a range of skills and been well informed about training dates and deadlines well in advance so that I can manage my workload.