Apprenticeships

What is an Apprenticeship?

 

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

 

Levels of Apprenticeship

 

  • An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes

  • Advanced - equivalent to 2 A level passes

  • Higher - can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree

 

How to apply for an Apprenticeship

Who can apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over

  • Living in England

  • Not in full-time education

Click here to watch a video on How to apply for an apprenticeship: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IqFUxSLufw

How to apply

You need register your interests on the government website and your local providers of apprenticeships websites.  The local provides are normally local colleges e.g. Bury and Hopwood Hall.
 

There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.
 

1. Search for an apprenticeship.
Go to www.gov.uk and search ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ or ‘Find a Traineeship’ and click on the ‘Search’ link. You can search by keyword (job title, employer or reference number) and by location (postcode, town or city), to suit your criteria. You can also search by category and apprenticeship level.

 

2. Sign in or create an account.

Before applying for a vacancy you will need to sign in (if you already have an account) or create a new account. It’s easy to register. To set up your account you will need an active email address and a password. Your password should be something you can remember and consist of upper and lowercase letters, a number and at least 8 characters. Once your account is set up you will use your email address and password to log in. When you register for the first time you will receive a confirmation email through your registered email address, which will contain a 6-character activation code. Put this activation code into the relevant box to activate your account.
 

3.Complete and submit your application

Once you have found the position you want applying is easy. The application form is simple, secure and reusable. You can view the status of your applications and manage them online.

 

How to apply

You need register your interests on the  government website and your local providers of apprenticeships websites. The local provides are normally local colleges e.g. Bury and Hopwood Hall.
 

There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.
 

1. Search for an Apprenticship


Go to www.gov.uk and search ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ or ‘Find a Traineeship’ and click on the ‘Search’ link. You can search by keyword (job title, employer or reference number) and by location (postcode, town or city), to suit your criteria. You can also search by category and apprenticeship level.

Local Providers
 

A full list of the local providers can be found by clicking (Here). Just click on the provider on the right of the screen and this will take you to their website.
 

Local Colleges that provide apprenticeships

http://www.burycollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships/welcome.aspx

http://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships

http://www.hopwood.ac.uk/apprenticeships/

http://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/apprenticeships-2-2/want-to-be-an-apprentice/apprenticeships-2/

http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships

2. Sign in or create an account.


Before applying for a vacancy you will need to sign in (if you already have an account) or create a new account. It’s easy to register. To set up your account you will need an active email address and a password. Your password should be something you can remember and consist of upper and lowercase letters, a number and at least 8 characters. Once your account is set up you will use your email address and password to log in. When you register for the first time you will receive a confirmation email through your registered email address, which will contain a 6-character activation code. Put this activation code into the relevant box to activate your account.

3. Complete and submit your application

Once you have found the position you want applying is easy. The application form is simple, secure and reusable. You can view the status of your applications and manage them online.

The flow chart will help with the process of applying for an apprenticeship.  If you need any further help please see either Mr Oliver (Head of Careers and Guidance) or Connexions.

Guide to Apprenticeships

for Learners Brochure

How to write a Winning

Application

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