How apprenticeships work

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How apprenticeships work

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Apprenticeships are a great choice for a progressive career.  If you’ve reached this page, then you’re probably in agreement, and just need a bit more detail about how everything works and what you need to get things started and how apprenticeships work.

Finding the right fit

With the range of apprenticeship programme now available to choose from, it can be a confusing task to find an apprenticeship you will enjoy, that’s right for you and set you on the right course to your dream career.

If you are looking to begin your career with an apprenticeship, you might want to take a look at our vacancies page to see how we can help match your strengths and interests with a job we are currently recruiting for.

Decision made

Once you have applied, been selected, and are in the job with the apprenticeship programme of your choice you will need to make it official.  This is when your dedicated Personal Tutor will introduce themselves and arrange a time to visit you.  They will gather all the information they need to get you started as well as answering any questions you might have about what to expect.  Your Tutor will make sure that your apprenticeship is exactly what you and your employer want.

Off-the-job training

Off-the-job training is learning and development that you will take part in away from your usual workplace, but within your normal working hours. The idea is to add additional value to an apprenticeship above and beyond the vocational skills that is directly applicable to your role. These include Mentoring, Shadowing, Training day release, Revision, Industry visits, Theory, Roleplay, Simulations, Online learning, and Participating in competitions.

You’ve done all the hard work – what next? 

You will get the chance to prove your capability to do the job at the End Point Assessment (EPA).  What this will look like is dependent on you and the course you have completed.  But don’t worry – it is not an ‘exam’ in the traditional sense.

Once you have passed and received your certificates, you are ready to share your skills with the world and elevate your career.

(And remember to update your CV with your new achievements)

Make the first step

If you need some more guidance to find the right apprenticeship for you, then each of our sector pages have all the information you need to help you make an informed decision.

If you are already in a job and want to get started straight away you can contact us via phone on 08007832545, email at or via our websites live chat today and someone will be in touch to discuss the finer details.

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