Apprenticeships

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The Government is committed to a substantial boost to the Apprenticeship programme, with funding in place for 360,000 Apprenticeships this year.

Along with the expanding number of places there will be a greater focus on Advanced Apprenticeships, leading to level 3 qualifications (equivalent to A levels). Higher Apprenticeships, roughly equivalent to the first two years of an honours degree, will also be expanded. In the long term, the Government wants 20 per cent of young people to be taking Apprenticeships by 2020, and for Apprenticeships to gain parity of esteem with university degrees in the eyes of businesses and employers.

This section covers a wide range of UK-wide information, including questions and answers on what apprenticeships offer , opportunities for gaining workplace experience and vocational qualifications, whilst earning a wage are considered.

All Apprenticeships include on-the-job experience and off-the-job training, leading to recognised qualifications. However there are some differences between the Apprenticeship programmes offered in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which are explained in the Need To Know section.

Apprenticeships Resources

A guide to careers in the electrical and electronics manufacture from Semta, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies.

4 years 13 weeks ago | TES

A guide to the Aerospace, Marine and Transport industries from Semta, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies.

4 years 13 weeks ago | TES

A video about worker training at the Marine manufacturing firm Babcock Marine from Semta, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies.

4 years 13 weeks ago | TES

Job Profile of a Engineering Technician in the Pharmaceutical Industry provided by Cogent.

4 years 15 weeks ago | TES

Job Profile of a Support Services Technician (Nuclear Industry) provided by Cogent.

4 years 15 weeks ago | TES