Updated 14th January 2019: As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Continue reading to find out what local vacancies are available right now...
What are Apprenticeships?
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply.
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices' ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £3.70 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.
Who are they for?
Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years-old whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career. You just need to be living in England and not in full-time education.
What are the benefits?
There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is best suited to you – through hands-on experience on the job. Key benefits of being an apprentice include;
- earning a salary
- getting paid holidays
- receiving training
- gaining qualifications
- learning job-specific skills
- Apprenticeships at GOV.uk: 14 to 19 education and training for work
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- Foundry Apprentice x4 | Dronfield Mon 14 Jan
William Lee Ltd
- Salary: £5 per hour (first year)
- Weekly Hours: 38 hours
We currently have 4 paid opportunities for apprenticeships (age 16 years plus) in foundry specialist skills, CAD design and mechanical engineering.
This may be of interest to those finishing A Levels or those in Year 11 who are looking to pursue an engineering apprenticeship after their exams.
Qualification Requirements: The ideal candidate have gained or be working towards Grade A-C / Level 4 plus in Maths and English.
Please attend the William Lee Apprentice Open-Evening on Wednesday 30th January 2019, from 5-7pm, to apply. You will need to book online using the link below.
For more information, please phone or email Lorna Smith, HR Manager:
- Tel: 01246 416155
- Download the William Lee - Foundry Apprentice - vacancy description (.pdf | 27kb)
- Get more information and apply online
Closing date: 30th January, 2019
- Various Higher / Degree Apprenticeships | Various Locations
National Apprenticeship Service
The Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Listing showcases thousands of vacancies from various employers starting in 2019. You can apply for these apprenticeships and a full time place at university at the same time.
Higher and Degree apprenticeships are widening access to the professions bringing together the very best of higher and vocational education. Degree apprenticeships give you the opportunity to attain a degree or professional qualification from some of our best universities and providers whilst training in a top flight career. Tuition fees are paid for by your employer and the government and you will be learning and earning a salary from day one.
Closing date: Various
- Read the 'Guide to Apprenticeships' Booklet at the GOV.uk website
- See the 'A to Z of Apprenticeships' at the GOV.uk website
- Learn how to write a winning Apprenticeship application at the GOV.uk website
- More information about Higher and Degree Apprenticeships on the GOV.uk website
- Read the 'Is a Traineeship for me?' Fact Sheet at the GOV.uk website
- Get the latest 'Apprenticeship Parent Pack' at the Amazing Apprenticeships website