What is an Apprenticeship

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognized qualifications as you go. Dependent on your age, Apprenticeships are government or employer subsidised learning programmes and so if you are aged between 16 and 23 and live in England, there are no tuition fees and therefore no student debt accumulated at the end of your learning.

All Apprentices have to be employed and so as well as gaining job specific qualifications, you are also gaining invaluable work experience and will get established in an employer, which, in today’s employment market, is a major challenge.   We will help you find a paid job where you will receive training either in the workplace, at HWGTA or at a local college which will result in several vocational qualifications for you.  Your employer will get a competent and valued member of staff so everyone is satisfied.

Although there is not normally a definite guarantee of a job with your employer at the end of your Apprenticeship, the majority of our Apprentices are offered permanent employment with their original employer following successful completion, with the others moving on to different opportunities within other businesses.

The main benefits of Apprenticeships are:

  • You will earn a salary
  • You will get paid holidays
  • You will receive training
  • You will gain qualifications that employer’s really value
  • You will gain “real work” experience that employers really value

Apprenticeships are made up of several qualification components, brought together and called frameworks, which can include:

  • NVQ Level  2 or 3 or 4
  • Technical Certificate Level 2 or 3
  • Functional Skills Level  1 or 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking

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