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