Apprenticeships are a great route for entering the word of work and gaining training, skills and experience in the workplace whilst also earning money along the way.
There’s an apprenticeship for every industry and job that a candidate is interested in, and it’s also now possible to progress to a degree-level apprenticeship.
Below are just a few of the questions we’ve answered 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.
Q&AWhy should someone become an apprentice?
Helping people gain all the skills needed to succeed in their career, an apprenticeship gives real insight into a chosen industry – and apprentices get paid!
The key benefits:
- Gain valuable workplace skills and experience.
- Work in a real job for a real employer.
- Paid a salary and have a contract of employment.
- Achieve an apprenticeship recognised by employers.
- Get support from colleagues and training organisation.
- It’s a carer pathway that helps people achieve your goals.
- It’s something for the CV to show skills, achievements and work experience.
There are more perks. For instance, apprentices are also entitled to a National Union of Students (NUS) Apprentice Extra Card, giving them discounts at more than 120 shops and online sites.How do apprentices do their training if they’re working?
There are different ways to complete the training that forms part of an apprenticeship and every apprenticeship is different but usually includes:
- On-the-job training: developing skills in the workplace by working with colleagues who will show apprentices how to carry out certain tasks – either in formal, structured sessions or informal and unplanned learning.
- Off-the-job training: learning and developing skills and knowledge away from the apprentice’s place of work. Apprentices might need to access a computer to do some online learning or go to one of our training centres where they can learn in a classroom or workshop.
This varies. Some employers require Maths and English GCSE, but others are happy for learners to have, or work towards, Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT - which we are here to help with. However, the most important requirement is that learners are reliable, keen to learn and able to work with others.How do people apply for apprenticeships?
Applying for an apprenticeship is like applying for any other job – and the YH Training team is here to help. With around 11 applications for every apprenticeship, it’s important that candidates do all they can to stand out and the online application is the first place to start.What are apprenticeships?
An apprenticeship helps people to gain all the skills they need to succeed in their career and offers real insight and experience into their chosen industry and job role. What’s more, apprentices get paid and gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship to add to their CV.
There are apprenticeships for over 170 industries and 1500 job roles, so there are plenty of opportunities to consider.Read More Q&A
Apprenticeships we deliver....
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Healthcare Support Services
- Performing Manufacturing Operations
- Team Leading and Supervisor