"Apprentices learn on the job, fostering essential and practical knowledge and skills, obtaining qualifications and earning money at the same time. You work towards a work-based qualification. employers all over the country recognise the value of apprenticeships, as they show that you've been trained in the skills they need."
Apprenticeships changed in May 2017 and became more employer focused, meaning that it will now be your employer that assesses you in the workplace. Level 2 and Level 3 Apprenticeship Frameworks were made defunct, and there is now just the Apprenticeship Standard, which will last for up to three years.
Apprenticeships are full time jobs with an employer, with day release to our college once a week, usually on a Wednesday. Day release enables us to access on your on-going training needs, and to cover all the theory work required. The best thing about the Apprenticeship scheme is that you are paid on an an Apprentice's national minimum wage whilst you are working and training.