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Apprenticeships explained!
  • JCP Customers
  • Presented by

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Apprenticeship Information Ambassador Network
  • The Apprenticeship Information Ambassadors
    Network works with The National Apprenticeship
    Service to promote Apprenticeships.
  • We provide a Quality Assured free information
    service on Apprenticeships.
  • We have full understanding as Training
    Providers of the current Apprenticeship offer and
    are able to use our industry knowledge to give
    clear and impartial information to assist
  • you to signpost young people effectively.

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Today I will cover
  • What is an Apprenticeship?
  • How does an Apprenticeship work?
  • What are the range of Apprenticeships available?
  • What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?
  • What are employers looking for?
  • Traineeships a progression route
  • How do you become an apprentice? The
    Apprenticeship vacancy (AV) system
  • I am interested! Where can I find out more?

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What is an Apprenticeship?
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Apprenticeships Are they popular?
  • There are a record number of apprentices
    520,600 people started an Apprenticeship In
    England in 2011/12
  • There are over 280 different types of
    Apprenticeship Frameworks to choose from
  • Apprenticeships are available in 1500 different
    job roles
  • Apprenticeships are available across 170
    different industries
  • No university fees

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Apprenticeships Lets dispel some myths!
  • Apprenticeships are only available to 16-18 year
    olds Myth
  • There is no upper age limit on Apprenticeships
  • Apprentices are poorly paid Myth
  • Apprentices have a minimum salary of 2.68 per
    hour
  • The average is 200 per week
  • Advanced Apprentices earn on average earn
    100,000 more than those without over their
    career
  • Apprenticeships are not as valued as FE/HE Myth
  • An Apprenticeship is vocational learning which
    can lead to nationally recognised qualifications
    equivalent to GCSEs, A Levels and HE

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What are Apprenticeships...?
Earn
Learn
  • Work

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What are Apprenticeships...?
  • Different to any other learning
  • A real job, a real employer and nationally
    recognised qualifications and training
  • Paid a salary
  • Contract of employment, holiday, sick etc.
  • Develop skills and gain qualifications specific
    to job role and industry

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What are Apprenticeships...?
  • Nationally recognised Qualifications
  • Support from a training provider or College
  • Progression opportunities to higher level skills
  • Either in an Intermediate or Higher
    Apprenticeship
  • HE / university

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How does an Apprenticeship work?
  • Apprenticeships are made up of a series of
    qualifications and modules that make up a
    Framework

Functional / Key Skills / Functional G.C.S.E
Technical Knowledge
Competency
Additional Entry Conditions
Equality Diversity Progression
Personal Learning Thinking Skills
Guided Learning Hours
Employee Rights Responsibilities
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How does an Apprenticeship work?
  • Its a real job
  • The majority of time is spent in the workplace
    doing your job with the support of your employer.
  • There is also an element of off the job
    training which usually takes place with a
    training provider or at a college
  • Employer committed to providing appropriate
    support and experiences to enable you to build
    your knowledge and skills
  • Joint relationship between Employer, Provider and
    Apprentice
  • An Apprenticeship should last a minimum of 12
    months

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Different levels of Apprenticeships Progression
  • Different levels of Apprenticeship available

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Variety of Apprenticeships..
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Variety of Apprenticeships including
  • Accounting Activity Leadership Advertising
    Agriculture Animal Care Aviation Operations
    Barbering Beauty Therapy Building Energy
    Management Systems Business Administration Cabin
    Crew Campaigning Children Young Peoples
    Workforce Civil Engineering Community Arts
    Construction Building Contact Centre Costume
    Wardrobe Creative Digital Media Cultural
    Heritage Venue Operations Customer Service
    Driving Goods Vehicles Electrotechnical Equine
    Fashion Textiles Floristry Fundraising Gas
    Services Engineering Hairdressing Health
    Clinical Dental Nursing Emergency Care Optical
    Retail, Pharmacy Services Health Social Care
    Horticulture Hospitality Catering IT Software
    Web and Telecoms Leisure Management Live Events
    Promotion Management Marketing Playwork Plumbing
    Heating Professional Services Property Services
    Providing Financial Advice Public Relations Rail
    Services Retail Sales Telesales Sports
    Development Technical Theatre The Gas Industry
    Travel Services Vehicle Body Paint Veterinary
    Nursing Warehousing Storage Youth Work

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Higher Apprenticeships
  • There has been rapid developments in Higher
    Apprenticeships with over 30 different
    Apprenticeship Frameworks available. These
    provide young people with
  • The chance to gain professional accreditation and
    membership
  • New opportunities for career progression
  • The potential to achieve graduate and post
    graduate qualifications
  • A clear pathway for young people to achieve their
    ambitions in the workplace
  • Higher earning capacity
  • Recognition and status
  • A unique way of developing professional level,
    job specific skills while remaining in employment
    and earning a salary

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Variety of Higher Apprenticeships include
  • Agriculture Accounting Advertising and Marketing
    Communications Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
    Banking Business and Administration Business
    Leadership and Management Construction Technical
    and Professional Contact Centre Operations
    Employment Related Services Express Logistics
    Facilities Management Fashion and Textiles
    Technical Food and Drink Hospitality Management
    Human Resource Management Insurance IT Software
    Web and Telecoms Professionals Life Sciences
    Management Mineral Product Technology
    Professional Services Audit, Tax, Management
    Consultancy Project Management Providing
    Financial Advice Public Relationships Supply
    Chain Management The Water Industry

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Apprenticeship job roles...
  • What kind of job role can young peoplefind an
    Apprenticeship in?

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Some Apprenticeships cover a variety of
employment areas, depending on the employer and
the job role eg.
  • Business Administration
  • Medical Secretary
  • Legal Secretary
  • Personal Assistant
  • Marketing Administrator (organising events)
  • HR Assistant
  • IT Application Specialist
  • IT Clerk
  • Data Administer
  • Web Technician
  • IT Application helpdesk support
  • Website manager

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Some Apprenticeships cover a variety of
employment areas, depending on the employer and
the job role
  • Creative Digital Media
  • Production Runner/Assistant
  • Post Production Runner
  • Broadcast Assistant
  • Archive Assistant
  • Animation Assistant
  • Assistant to the Camera Crew
  • Junior Designer
  • Junior Researcher
  • Web Coordinator
  • Trainee/Assistant Photographer
  • Digital Assistant
  • Production Secretary

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Some Apprenticeships cover a variety of
employment areas, depending on the employer and
the job role
  • Engineering Construction
  • Welder
  • Mechanical Fitter
  • Project Control Assistant
  • Steel Erector
  • Plating
  • Pipefitting

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Sector Spotlight
  • IT - http//apprentice.tv/apprenticeships-sector-i
    n-the-spotlight-it/
  • Finance - http//apprentice.tv/apprenticeships-sec
    tor-in-the-spotlight-finance/
  • Care - http//apprentice.tv/apprenticeships-sector
    -in-the-spotlight-care/
  • Construction - http//apprentice.tv/apprenticeship
    s-sector-in-the-spotlight-construction/
  • Creative Industries - http//apprentice.tv/apprent
    iceships-sector-in-the-spotlight-creative-industri
    es/
  • Manufacturing - http//apprentice.tv/apprenticeshi
    ps-sector-in-the-spotlight-creative-industries/

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Benefits of Apprenticeships for young people
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Who can do an Apprenticeship?
  • There is no definitive answer
  • There are different entry requirements for
    Apprenticeships depending on the occupational
    sector, level and employer requirements
  • An apprentice must be living in England and not
    in full-time education
  • An apprentice must be16 years and above and be at
    the statutory school leaving age
  • An apprentice must be committed to work and
    learning and aware of their responsibilities to
    themselves, their employer and training provider

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Reality Check
  • Apprentices are employed full time (at least 30
    hours per week) and will have a contract of
    employment that covers at least the duration of
    the Apprenticeship.
  • Not all Apprenticeships automatically guarantee a
    sustained job with the employer
  • The training can take place at a training centre
    or college on day or block release basis or may
    be completed fully in the workplace this could
    involve travel
  • The Apprentice will earn a salary, the minimum
    wage is currently 2.68 per hour, although many
    employers will pay more than this, consideration
    needs to be given to cost of travel etc

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What are Employers Looking for?
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Intermediate ApprenticeJoe Farnell
  • Employer
  • Proactive ITS
  • Job Role
  • Business Administration

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Traineeships Just launched!
  • A new programme designed to prepare people aged
    16-24 for work including Apprenticeships
  • There are 4 elements to a Traineeship
  • High Quality Work Experience Placement
  • Work preparation Training eg. CV writing,
    interview prep, interpersonal skills
  • English and Maths for young people who have not
    achieved a GCSE Grade C
  • Other vocational /industry specific content and
    qualifications

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Traineeships Just launched!
  • Traineeships are designed for young people after
    help on the programme can secure an
    Apprenticeship or work
  • Traineeship are developed with employers and will
    last between 6 weeks to 6 months with its
    contents tailored to the needs of the employer
    and young person
  • Young people can search and apply via Av

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What are the steps to become an Apprentice?
  • Search and apply for Apprenticeship vacancies at
    www.apprenticeships.gov.uk
  • Site hosts the Apprenticeship vacancies (Av)
    system
  • 20000 live vacancies across England at any time
  • Real jobs with paid wage and contract of
    employment
  • Training provider or College identified to
    deliver training aspect
  • Apprenticeships tv channel http//apprentice.tv/
    for further details on how to apply for an
    Apprenticeship vacancy
  • Easy steps to register, search and apply

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Apprenticeship vacancies (Av)
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How to use Apprenticeship vacancies (Av)
  • Go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk
  • Complete registration and complete profile
  • Search for current vacancies
  • Save favourite search
  • Set up SMS/email alerts for when suitable
    vacancies become available
  • Apply for vacancies online
  • Check My Home page regularly to see progress of
    applications
  • Remember to include a phone number and a sensible
    email address for employers to contact
  • Check the FAQs section for further information

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Applying for an Apprenticeship on Av - Top tips
  • Be thorough - Read the advert carefully before
    you apply.
  • Before you apply, be realistic - Can you travel
    to the job if it is not local? Do you have the
    required skills or experience?
  • Qualifications - Make sure you list all of your
    qualifications, including your predicted grades
    if you are awaiting results.
  • Work experience - Make sure you list any work
    experience whether this has been paid or
    voluntary work.
  • Your application - Use your application as your
    own personal advert. Ensure it relates to the job
    you are applying for.

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More top tips..
  • Be formal - Always remember your application is
    part of the formal recruitment process. It will
    be viewed by your potential employer.
  • Stand out from the crowd - When asked to answer
    additional questions make sure you explain your
    response and give an example if you can dont
    copy the examples given.
  • Spell check - Always read through and check your
    application before sending. There are spell
    checkers available on the site, so dont forget
    to use them.
  • Make sure it has been sent - Check that your
    application has been sent and appears in the
    sent applications section of your manage
    applications ladder.

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Accessing Apprenticeship vacancies via Smartphone
You can also download the free smartphone app AV
Search
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I am interested. Where can I find out more?
  • Go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk
  • FAQ for YP, Parents/Carers
  • Details on all 250 Apprenticeships
  • Real life stories videos
  • http//apprentice.tv/
  • Apply for Apprenticeship Jobs
  • Or
  • visit www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
  • or call 0800 100 900

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