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    I'd like to know about the apprenticeships offered by larger companies and how much work is involved outside of the working day?

    Is there lots of studying to do outside of hours or is there less than a typical college week?
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    Depends on the course structure.

    Mine is:
    Year 1 - full time college
    Year 2 - Day release (1 day a week college)
    Year 3-6 - block release (1 week in 6 uni)

    Plus NVQs which you work on whilst at work, in and around your work life. It's not particularly taxing outside of your work hours, if you're sensible.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Depends on the course structure.

    Mine is:
    Year 1 - full time college
    Year 2 - Day release (1 day a week college)
    Year 3-6 - block release (1 week in 6 uni)

    Plus NVQs which you work on whilst at work, in and around your work life. It's not particularly taxing outside of your work hours, if you're sensible.
    Thanks for this - what area is it in?
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Thanks for this - what area is it in?
    Engineering with JLR. Great course.
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    (Original post by Donkey******)
    Engineering with JLR. Great course.
    Ah, that sounds amazing. Did you go in from 16?
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Ah, that sounds amazing. Did you go in from 16?
    I was 24 when I started.

    You wouldn't be able to enter a degree apprenticeship at 16, you'd have to do an advanced, and then move through, as you need A - Levels, or equivalent.
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    Mine sends me on two week block releases at uni every so often and gives you Friday afternoon off to do uni work, but you're still expected to do a good few hours on top of that a week.
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    (Original post by jackhaugh)
    Mine sends me on two week block releases at uni every so often and gives you Friday afternoon off to do uni work, but you're still expected to do a good few hours on top of that a week.
    Is your uni course chosen by the employer and is the uni chosen too?
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Is your uni course chosen by the employer and is the uni chosen too?
    Yeah. I had the option of Nottingham Uni for the same degree or Anglia Ruskin with Barclays and you get chartered management status too. I figured the experience, salary, almost guaranteed job, fee free degree and CM status outweighed the uni ranking difference. Can't wait to start.
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    (Original post by jackhaugh)
    Yeah. I had the option of Nottingham Uni for the same degree or Anglia Ruskin with Barclays and you get chartered management status too. I figured the experience, salary, almost guaranteed job, fee free degree and CM status outweighed the uni ranking difference. Can't wait to start.
    Wow that's amazing. I've been offered an Engineering one but I'm not sure how they work for Uni courses and stuff like that - but I'm going to try asking.
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Wow that's amazing. I've been offered an Engineering one but I'm not sure how they work for Uni courses and stuff like that - but I'm going to try asking.
    Engineering uni course or apprenticeship? Who with?
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    I'd like to know about the apprenticeships offered by larger companies and how much work is involved outside of the working day?

    Is there lots of studying to do outside of hours or is there less than a typical college week?
    The studying is quite flexible, but it depends on what you do.
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    (Original post by ClaudiaMP)
    The studying is quite flexible, but it depends on what you do.
    Think it would be a BTEC in Engineering
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    (Original post by brainzistheword)
    Think it would be a BTEC in Engineering
    It also depends what the company will offer you, It is best to discuss one to one. Yet again, it should be once a week to go to college, in order to study. When I don't have a lot of tasks at work I study at my office desk. It varies.
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    (Original post by ClaudiaMP)
    It also depends what the company will offer you, It is best to discuss one to one. Yet again, it should be once a week to go to college, in order to study. When I don't have a lot of tasks at work I study at my office desk. It varies.
    Ah I see, I have emailed the company to ask but they haven't replied. Thank you for your help.
 
 
 
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