What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship, which must last for a minimum of 12 months, combines hands-on work with the opportunity to train and obtain qualifications, right up to Masters Degree level. It’s a paid position, so you earn while you learn, and at least 20% of your time is set aside for learning, usually at a college, university or training provider. Whereas previously apprenticeships were generally offered within the "trades", they are now available in any industry - from construction, marketing, engineering, IT, tourism, and even film & television.
If you know you don't excel as an "academic" learner, because you prefer a practical, hands-on approach, and can't wait to make a start in the workplace, an apprenticeship might just be for you. Still need more info? Try this handy video:
Unifrog has a fantastic section on Apprenticeships: the different careers available, how the different apprenticeships levels work, why an apprenticeship may be the best pathway for you, how you apply, and a list of current vacancies that is updated daily. Make this your first port of call!
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Information and guidance with relation to finding apprenticeships in the Solent area.
A fantastic user friendly resource for finding out about all things apprenticeships!
Local apprenticeship providers who will help you to find a place on their schemes:
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