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Apprenticeships

Information about apprenticeships: what apprenticeships are, how to apply for them, the advantages of apprenticeships and other information related to work and training.

03April

THE UK’S WEIRDEST APPRENTICESHIPS

If you’re thinking university isn’t for you, a great way to further your career is by applying for an apprenticeship to get earning straight away while you train and learn your chosen profession. Posted in Apprenticeships

From the people I have spoken to, a lot of seem to think that apprenticeships are mostly just for learning a trade like plumbing or carpentry, but now in 2018 that really isn’t the case...

28March

I.T. isn’t just for geeks, is it?

Posted in Apprenticeships

There’s a popular misconception out there that I.T. is just for those with 4inch thick glasses and a horrendous sense of fashion…. But this is 2018 and I.T. really isn’t just for the geeks out there, with demand for I.T. growing every day, more and more people are choosing to get into I.T. for a solid and dependable career.

26March

Taking the right steps to boost your career in an apprenticeship.

Knowing what steps to take for a successful career can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be! Posted in Apprenticeships

Knowing what steps to take for a successful career can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be! With so many companies taking on apprentices, now could be the perfect time to kick start you career. Apprenticeships can be completed in half the time of degrees and get you earning while you learn, After just 18 months you can be on a salary of up to £30,000 per annum! Here are some simple steps on how to succeed in an apprenticeship.

26March

The UK’s weirdest apprenticeships

There’s an apprenticeship out there for everyone, Check out the examples bellow for some of the more unusual apprenticeships on offer… Posted in Apprenticeships

If you’re thinking university isn’t for you, a great way to further your career is by applying for an apprenticeship to get earning straight away while you train and learn your chosen profession.

From the people I have spoken to, a lot of seem to think that apprenticeships are mostly just for learning a trade like plumbing or carpentry, but now in 2018 that really isn’t the case, you can now do an apprenticeship at almost any age in any field, there’s an apprenticeship out there for everyone, Check out the examples bellow for some of the more unusual apprenticeships on offer…

 

09March

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

Posted in Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

Its National Apprenticeship week! A week to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, business and the economy.

Apprenticeships now come in all shapes and sizes, with 170 industries covered including aerospace, fashion, broadcast media and finance and over 1500 different job roles.

In the last 100 years apprenticeships have changed dramatically, no longer are they just the hands-on practical professions such as tailor, carpenter or engineer, but now you can develop skills in catering, media, business administration and IT to name a few. Last year the most popular apprenticeship was health and social care. Today 55% of apprentices are women.
Of those who complete an apprenticeship 90% stayed in employment, 71% of which remained with the same employer. There were 850,000 apprenticeships available in 2013-14.

There are lots of events happening in apprentceship week, so if you would like to go along to one and find out more about apprenticeships, you can find out what apprenticeship events are happening near you.

There are a wide range of apprenticeships and many employers recruit throughout the year, so if you are looking for an apprenticeship or just interested to see what is available check out the apprenticeship website.

11June

How to get an apprenticeship

Written by Matthew Webb Posted in Apprenticeships

How to get an apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a great option if you do not want to stay on at school, or go to college, but want to keep learning while earning money through on the job training. Apprenticeships are an excellent way to become qualified in your chosen career and are an invaluable way for employers to take on new talent and to grow their business.

06March

Weirdest Apprenticeships

Written by Emma Burbidge Posted in Careers, Apprenticeships

Weirdest Apprenticeships

Not sure what you want to do for your career? Perhaps you think that Apprenticeships are only for technical careers or your opinion is governed by the popular BBC show, The Apprentice.

The reality is very different. There are plenty of careers out there which you might have not even heard of before, let alone considered. Here is our small selection.

17May

Apprenticeships.... Your questions answered

Written by Matt Allman Posted in Careers, Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships.... Your questions answered

I am often discussing the benefits of apprenticeships with young people I work with and clearing up the things heard about them that aren’t true, so I hope this information helps.  Most recent figures show there are 22,000 apprentices under 19 years of age in the UK. That’s a lot of apprentices. Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Sir Alex Ferguson and Elvis Presley started out as apprentices!