Is your child thinking about what they might like to do in their future and considering all of the different options that are open to them?

Apprenticeships could offer your child the perfect chance to gain the skills and experience that employers are looking for. The YH Training team would be happy to talk to you about local opportunities.

A great option for people who want to set out in the word of work, apprenticeships allow people to gain the training, skills, experience that employers are looking for, whilst working and earning. This makes the apprenticeship route different to more conventional routes, like university, and your child can still progress towards a degree level qualification.

Also, have you also heard about the new Apprenticeship Levy? This will ensure that larger businesses invest in apprenticeships as part of their overall training plan.

 

Below are just a few of the questions we’ve answered that people interested in doing an apprenticeship might have but if you click to read more, then you’ll see that there are lots of questions about apprenticeships answered right here on our website.

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Do I need English and Maths to be an apprentice?

This varies because each employer will look for a different set of qualifications. While some employers feel that asking for English and Maths GCSEs will help them to attract the right candidate for their role, others will allow you to work towards Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) as part of your apprenticeship.

How old do you need to be?

If you’re aged 16 and above, you can become an apprentice.

Apprenticeships have changed a huge amount over this last decade or so and there are so many opportunities for people of all ages. They’re no longer just for school leavers, so don’t be put off if you’re a mature candidate.

You may have gone to university and decided it’s not for you, or you may be a mature worker who’s ready for a change; apprenticeships certainly aren’t just for people aged between 19 and 23!

Instead, they’re an ideal way for you to continue learning throughout your life as you can now progress all the way up to degree level apprenticeships.

Are there different levels of apprenticeship?

There are different levels of apprenticeships:

  • Intermediate apprenticeship (Level 2) - apprentices gain the equivalent of five GCSEs at grades A-C.
  • Advanced apprenticeship (Level 3) - apprentices gain the equivalent of two A-Levels.
  • Higher apprentices (Level 4-5) – apprentices gain the equivalent of a qualification such as a Foundation Degree.
  • Degree apprenticeship (Levels 6-7) – apprentices gain a degree-level qualification, helping to build the high-level technical skills needed for the jobs of the future.
Why should I become an apprentice?

Helping you gain all the skills you need to succeed in your career, an apprenticeship gives you real insight into your chosen industry – and you’ll get paid!

The key benefits:

  • You gain valuable workplace skills and experience.
  • You work in a real job for a real employer.
  • You are paid a salary and have a contract of employment.
  • You achieve an apprenticeship recognised by employers.
  • You get support from your colleagues and training organisation.
  • It’s a carer pathway that helps you achieve your goals.
  • It’s something for your CV to show skills, achievements and work experience.

There are more perks. For instance, you’ll also be entitled to a National Union of Students (NUS) Apprentice Extra Card, giving you discounts at more than 120 shops and online sites – result!’

What are apprenticeships?

An apprenticeship can help you gain all the skills you need to succeed in your career and offers real insight and experience into your chosen industry and job role. What’s more, you get paid and gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship to add to your CV. There are apprenticeships for over 170 industries and 1500 job roles, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to consider.

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92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved.
What learners say

Abby

"I used to work in retail but a friend gave me some good feedback about YH Training Services, so I approached them for help finding an apprenticeship. It turned out the Hull centre was looking to recruit their own apprentice and in September 2016 I joined the team! Day to day I talk to customers, book exams and input learner information. I'm now working towards my Advanced apprenticeship."

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Apprenticeships we deliver....
  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Hospitality
  • IT
  • Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Team Leading and Supervisor
  • Warehousing and Storage
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