Last week was National Apprenticeship Week (4th-8th March!)
We celebrated this important annual event at New College with a range of activity:
- Social media activity, including advice and testimonials, across our Facebook, Twitter and Linked in pages
- A display of student and employer case studies in the Foyer
- An Apprenticeships Information Evening for Year 10/11s and their parents
View our press release here
What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships give you hands-on, real-life work experience as well as the opportunity to gain qualifications, all whilst earning a salary!
They will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to get that all-important first full-time job. Apprenticeships are a hugely popular option for both school leavers and adults, with over 2 million people completing an apprenticeship in the last 5 years.
There are three levels of apprenticeship:
Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2 (5 GCSEs grade A*-C) Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3 (2 A Levels) Higher Apprenticeship - Level 4+ (Foundation Degree and above) Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on the level.
Why Choose an Apprenticeship?
- Start earning a wage
- Unlike your peers at sixth form, college or university, as apprentice you will actually be earning money the whole time that you are studying. The minimum apprenticeship wage is £3.50 per hour, however many apprentices earn significantly more. The average weekly wage is around £170.
- As an apprentice you will also receive the same benefits as other employees, such as holiday entitlement, pension contributions and leisure facilities.
Where to start?
2. Visit the government apprenticeship website www.getingofar.gov.uk and register
3. Search and read about the different Apprenticeship standards
4. Check out our current vacancies
5. Contact us and we will arrange an interview with you
Need more information? Call our Apprenticeships Team on 01793 732883. Visit us in room BF04 or email: email@example.com