What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a Proper Job which combines work, learning and earning. Apprenticeships are made up of Nationally Recognised Qualifications (NVQs) that have been designed by people who understand the skill needs of employers.

Apprenticeships are an integrated programme of learning that combines ‘on the job practical skills’ with ‘off the job underpinning knowledge’.

Key Benefits:

  • Earn a salary in a real job
  • Get paid holidays
  • Receive training
  • Gain qualifications
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Have great prospects

Apprenticeships we offer:

  • Supporting Teaching & Learning
  • Team Leading
  • Management
  • Health & Social Care
  • Childcare Apprenticeship
  • Children’s & Young People Workforce
  • Business Administration
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing
  • Playwork
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service
  • Construction
  • Warehousing
  • IT
  • Pharmaceutical

(If the course that you want to do isn’t listed above speak to one of our advisors)

Why take an Apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeships are real jobs that can open doors to a bright new future and they are challenging yet rewarding. There are many types of Apprenticeships depending on the occupational sector but we will train you in the specific skills for the employment you are seeking.
  • They are the first step towards a long-term career, enabling to you to progress in the industry of your choice.
  • Just like other employees, Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices receive ‘on the job’ training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. All of this combined means that you will develop the skills required and experience that employers are looking for, giving you an advantage over your peers.

Rate of Pay

The salary is £3.30/hour however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

What qualifications can be gained?

  • An appropriate work-based qualification such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at either Level 2 or Level 3.
  • Key Skills qualifications, e.g. working in teams, problem-solving, communication & using new technology.
  • A technical qualification such as a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to the specific Apprenticeship).
  • Other qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular occupation.
  • Apprenticeships combine work-based learning with NVQ qualifications, Technical Certificates & Key Skills.
  • Functional Skills (Maths, English, IT).

How you will gain them

With Pathway most Apprenticeships are delivered through work based learning. This means you won’t have to attend college or do day release. There are a few exceptions to this depending on which Apprenticeship you choose. Speak to an advisor to find out more.

Progression Options

From an Apprenticeship you can potentially stay in employment within the company that you have taken your Apprenticeship in if a vacancy becomes available or if they make a role for you. There may also be opportunities for you to progress within the company to the next level and beyond.

If it isn’t possible to stay in that company then you will have the skills, qualifications, experience and most importantly, a reference to back you up in a new job interview to progress your career.

For more information about our apprenticeships

Call: 0121 707 0550



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