Apprenticeships

  • Anyone over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships give an opportunity to work for a real employer – earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.

Why is an apprenticeship with the Adult Learning Service a good choice?

Choosing to do an apprenticeship means that you have an excellent opportunity to better your career, whether that is by looking into further study options or to enhance your employment opportunities.

An apprenticeship means that you:
• Earn while you learn
• Understand what is expected of you in the workplace
• Learn from people who work and have experience in that sector
• Broaden your understanding of the world of work
• Achieve a nationally recognised qualification while you are at work
• Gain an English and maths qualification
• Get all the benefits of being an employee

  • Employment and Skills has a number of apprentice opportunities within their organisation and provide training in the following sectors:
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Childcare
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Construction
  • Horticulture
  • Management
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Environmental Services

Apprenticeship funding – how it works

 

  • All apprenticeships must be at least 12 months long and lead to a national qualification.
  • Apprenticeships are available at various levels covering more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles.
  • Normally apprentices work for at least 30 hours a week and currently the minimum wage is £3.70 an hour for a 16 year old.