What are the benefits of doing an Apprenticeship?

Published: 28 Aug 2015 By LoveLocalJobs.com

In this article: About Apprenticeships   |   How can an Apprenticeship benefit you?  How to apply for an Apprenticeship   |   How can LoveLocalJobs.com help you?   How can I arrange a meeting with an Apprenticeship provider?


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About Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. 

There are three types of Apprenticeships you can apply for depending on your current skills and qualifications:

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeships 
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeships 
  • Higher Apprenticeships 

Higher Apprenticeships are equivalent to degrees and more of these specialised and highly skilled Apprenticeships are being offered each year, giving you the chance to continue your professional development and fully realise your potential.

All Apprenticeship levels can be taken by school and college leavers or internal existing staff members. Funding is available for staff between 16-24 years of age. 

How can an Apprenticeship benefit you?
The Apprenticeship scheme helps people between the age of 16-24 attend interviews with people in a similar situation and get into industries with little to no relevant work experience. Apprenticeships can be a great alternative to college and university as you gain a minimum of a year’s work experience and an industry based qualification. The majority of Apprentices are offered a full time job role on completion of the Apprenticeship scheme.

  • Earn whilst you learn – The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.30 per hour, you can find out more here.
  • Real work experience – A minimum of a year’s work experience working in a well-established company to go on your CV.
  • A nationally recognised qualification – the qualification is built up around the specific work you do in your business, more information can be found here.
  • Real career prospects – on completion of the Apprenticeship 85% of Apprentices have stayed in employment with a third achieving promotion and a huge 75% of employers feel that Apprentices are becoming more employable.

Want to see what type of roles you can do? Then read about types of Apprenticeships on the National Apprenticeship Service website. 

How to apply for an Apprenticeship
If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply by visiting the National Apprenticeship Service website directly or through LoveLocalJobs.com. We can also help you gain an Apprenticeship!

How can LoveLocalJobs.com help you?
We have strong links with major influences across Sussex which means we have a number of companies invested in training apprentices and developing them in a major way. We are working with a number of training providers to deliver the on-site training and allocate you an assessor which will be there to help you with all your apprenticeship needs. 

How can I arrange a meeting with an Apprenticeship provider?
Email your CV to alex@lovelocaljobs.com with details of what industry/type of role you are potentially interested in.

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