- Apprenticeships give you a mix of practical training in a job as well as study at a local college. An apprentice usually works beside experienced staff 4 days per week to gain skills in doing the work. Apprentices also spend one day a week studying for a qualification in that type of work. Apprenticeships take between 1 and 4 years to complete, and you will get a wage while you do one.
- There are 3 levels of difficulty in apprenticeships: Intermediate level is the same as doing 5 GCSEs; Advanced are the same as 2 A level passes, and Higher is the level of a Foundation Degree.
You can get more information about Apprenticeships here: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide
Find an apprenticeship here: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch
- Traineeships are designed to help young people who want to get an apprenticeship or job but don't yet have appropriate skills or experience. Traineeships have 3 parts: a work placement, work preparation training, and English and maths support if needed. Traineeships last anything up to a maximum of 6 months and do not pay a wage. You can get more about traineeships here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/traineeships-are-they-for-me
- Find a traineeship here: https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship
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