Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions

Apprenticeships at Tameside College

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply. They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,400 job roles in a wide range of industries.

How can I get started?

Think about where a qualification could take you in your career - decide on the kind of skills and knowledge that you will need to get ahead. If you are already employed, you may want to talk to your employer to help you with this. Contact Tameside College on 0161 908 6608 or apply online here.

How is learning done through an Apprenticeship?

Training can be classroom based, in a workshop or in a workplace, depending on the subject and on the learning provider.

What are the advantages of an Apprenticeship?

Getting qualified while on the job can also mean:

 
  • You work better and more effectively
  • It can set you up to move into new and better jobs
  • You get better pay you get to experience new and different challenges
  • Your existing skills and knowledge are recognised and can help you gain a qualification faster
  • You learn at your own pace and get support when you need it
  • Better job security
  • You gain skills and knowledge which can be used across a range of jobs and industries.

What’s the role of the employer?

The employer will give you an induction into the company and your role. They provide on-the-job training and pay your wages. Each apprentice has a manager at work who will be responsible for helping you throughout your training.

What time of year can I start?

You can apply at any time of year. When you begin the work-based training depends upon the availability of a position at an employer.

How long does it take?

The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on prior skills levels of the apprentice, the qualification being obtained and industry sector. Generally, Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete.

What types of Apprenticeships does Tameside College Offer?

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