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What are Apprenticeships?
Are you hardworking and motivated? Prefer learning on the job? Do you want to combine learning whilst getting paid? An apprenticeship might be for you!
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship combines gaining qualifications with workplace learning. It provides the opportunity to develop practical skills, earn a wage and work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
Who can become an Apprentice?
Anyone aged over 16, living in England and not in full time education. Whether you are about to leave school, have been working in your job for years, or are looking to start a new career, an apprenticeship could be for you! Our current and former apprentices are happy to tell you their stories – take a look to see the range of people who’ve undertaken an apprenticeship with us!
What does an Apprenticeship cost?
If you are aged 16-18 you may be eligible for free training. If you are aged 19+, your employer will be expected to contribute towards the cost of your training.
What subjects can you do an Apprenticeship in?
Think Apprenticeships and industries such as construction, hairdressing and engineering are likely to spring to mind, but Apprenticeships are now a respected qualification in many industries! Did you know you can be an Apprentice Dental Nurse? Or do an apprenticeship in Retail or Customer Service?
How do I become an Apprentice?
You need to be employed within a relevant industry, working for a minimum of 16 hours or looking for an employer who is willing to support your Apprenticeship programme.
You can join an Apprenticeship programme with the support of your current employer and base it around your current job. Get in touch with the college to find out more and get the process underway.
If your employer would like more information about becoming an Apprentice employer ask them to call the employer hotline on 0845 270 7227.
We have a list of employers who looking to recruit Apprentices to the organisation.
A broad list of local job vacancies can be found on www.apprenticeships.org.uk. Simply register and start searching.
How would an Apprenticeship work for me?
The majority of learning takes place in the workplace, but you would be required to attend college for some of your studies, on day release or block release (for example, some apprentices are required to come to college one day each week).
We are here to help!
Want more information on becoming an Apprentice? Give us a call on 0845 270 7227 to find out more.
Still weighing up your options? You may be unsure what you want to do next or what qualifications you might need. Our impartial Guidance team are happy to talk to you about your options, interests, and aspirations to help you decide what sort of course or programme would be best for you. Lincoln College offers a range of courses – full time, part time or work based learning programmes, such as Apprenticeships. Call 01522 876000 to make an appointment for an informal chat.