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.
Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice.
In this section you will find out everything you need to know about the apprenticeship scheme. If you would like to talk to one of our experienced consultants about opportunities in your area, please call 01709 468 011 and we will be happy to help.
Why choose an apprenticeship?
It’s not just the money that makes Apprenticeships such an exciting option, but since that extra bit of cash in your pocket is always a good thing, that’s a good place to start our list of benefits…
The absolute minimum you’ll earn as an Apprentice is £2.68 per hour. Research shows that on average apprentices earn over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other members of staff.
Apprenticeships can be hard work but rewards make it worthwhile. Because you’ll be learning the skills that future employers actually want, you’ll be massively improving your career options.
You’ll get support from your training provider as well as from your employer. Between us, we will make sure the training and qualifications are right for you, and reaches the necessary standards that the government has set.
A way in to Higher Education
Once you have completed the Advanced Apprenticeship, you could consider going on to University – and the qualifications you’ve gained may well help you achieve this.
Because Apprenticeships have been developed for hundreds of careers, your choice of employer and training is just as wide. You could be working for a large national company or a smaller local business.
Have a look below at the types of Apprenticeships we currently offer to see which one would suit you best.
What is an apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is essentially a set of qualifications called a “framework”.
The framework consists of:
The Competence element (often an NVQ), which will enable you to demonstrate your workplace abilities and prove that you can do specific job-related tasks.
The technical certificate will give you extra knowledge and understanding about the job you are training for.
Transferable Skills qualifications known as Functional Skills cover more general work-related skills such as maths, English and ICT.
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
ERR – In this part of the Apprenticeship you will learn about your rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
PLTS – Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. As part of the Apprenticeship you will develop a series of underpinning skills that employers are looking for. Skills such as creative thinking, evaluation and team working are key to future employability, making apprentices more effective employees.
Types of Apprenticeships
Create Skills offer a range of apprenticeship frameworks focussing in the areas of business support and education.
You can find all the information about each of the frameworks by navigating to each subject area below.
Apprenticeship Case Studies
Listen to these apprentices explain what it is like to work in their industry and the benefits of undertaking an Apprenticeship.