Apprentices

Apprenticeships are more than just a qualification. They allow you to become a pro in your chosen field, earning a wage whilst making a real impact in the workplace.

Here at North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College, our Apprenticeship offer is designed to meet industry demands. Our aim: to make sure you pursue a career you are passionate about.

Apprenticeships have many benefits; If you want to get stuck in right away, earning a wage and gaining real work experience then the Apprenticeship option is for you.

Accountancy

Body Refinishing

Business Administration

Customer Service

Digital Marketer

Social Media for Business

Early Years Educator (Childcare)

Electrical Installation

Hairdressing

Health and Social Care

Supporting Teaching and Learning

Team Leading

 

An Apprenticeship is a genuine job with training giving you the opportunity to earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications. You will also develop valuable skills, knowledge and behaviors employers are seeking.

There are various Apprenticeship levels.

Intermediate, Advanced, Higher and Degree.

Intermediate

  • Level 2
  • Equivalent education level : 5 GCSEs

Advanced

  • Level 3
  • Equivalent education level : 2 A level passes

Higher

  • Level 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • Equivalent education level : Foundation degree and above

Degree

  • Level 6 and 7
  • Equivalent education level : Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.50 per hour (rising to £3.70 from 1 April 2018) but many employers pay more.

You will be on a contract of employment with your employer and will work for at least 30 hours per week, this includes any time spent training at college or in the work place.

Apprenticeships are a mixture of “on” and “off” the job training.  The “off” the job training has to be equivalent to 20% of your paid employment.

 

Training for your qualification will take place either at your work or in College or a mixture of both, usually for one day per week.

Apprenticeship are available in a variety of sectors, here at Kidderminster College we offer Apprenticeships in:

 

Business Administration

Customer Service

Accountancy

Social Media/Digital Marketing

Hairdressing

Childcare/Early Years

Electro Technical

Vehicle Re Spraying

Health & Social Care

Team Leading

Apprenticeships typically last between 1-5 years depending on the level, framework or standard, sector and your prior skills.

 

Many of our apprentices progress from one Apprenticeship level to another, in addition 99% of our apprentices stayed with their employer when the programme is complete.

This will dependent on the type of Apprenticeship you are undertaking, some start in September, however many can start at any time throughout the year.

Apprenticeships area available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England.

There are different entry requirements depending on the sector, job and Apprenticeship programme.

You will receive a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the Apprenticeship.

In addition, if you have not achieved grade 4 (GCSE grade C) or above in GCSE maths, English and ICT you will be supported to undertake functional skills qualifications in these areas.

You can apply directly to vacancies on the Governments official Find an Apprenticeship website –www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.

Alternatively you may already have an employer and can come to us direct.

To apply or find out more contact us on:

Telephone: 01562 826515

Email: bat@kidderminster.ac.uk

Web: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship