Learner Guide

What is an Apprenticeship?
It’s a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

If you’re 16 or over, you can become an apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England - for the duration of the apprenticeship and you are not already in full-time education.

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What is an Apprenticeship?

When you're an apprentice:

  • you get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training
  • you train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation
  • you’re on a career path - with lots of future potential for you

Your apprenticeship will take a minimum of 12 months and 24 months to complete and will depend on which apprenticeship you choose, what level it’s at, and your previous experience.

Essential Site Skills offers a number of apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading and Supervisory, Operational Departmental Manager level 5. These Apprenticeships programmes we can offer across most parts of England, working with employers large and small, in a wide range of industries and organisations.

You get valuable hands-on experience working whilst you learn, which helps you progress in your working life.

Completing your apprenticeship means you've earned and learned. Given your training is funded by contributions from the government and your employer, and you receive a regular salary, apprenticeships are a great option for getting on the job ladder and progressing your career. 

For more information, get in touch today: [email protected].

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