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Hi everyone,
I'm really interested in discovering a little more about apprenticeships. Currently I don't know a lot, other than the fact that you study and work at the same time whilst receiving a wage. I was just wondering what you study in apprenticeships (like I'm presuming there are different types), which careers they can generally lead to and most importantly, if they're worth pursuing?

As you can tell, I don't really know a lot about them so any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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https://assets.publishing.service.go...rks-150319.pdf

That's a pretty decent PDF showing most organised into different categories if you want to explore what is available, some have multiple levels, so you could start in a level 2 apprenticeship and immediately progress onto the level 3 one at the end etc.

I would say its better starting an apprenticeship at level 3 (if it has both a level 2 and 3) if you are confident you can pass and really want to get yourself off apprenticeship wage ASAP and become a permanent member of staff (if they keep you on at the end)

Some on that list you'll find are really rare in terms of a limited amount of employers taking apprentices on for that qualification, for example, not many employers offer the solicitor apprenticeship (level 7) so it's really competitive to get on one. The ones that do are quite well known. Whereas apprenticeships like business and administration or customer service are found everywhere in every region.

Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular, the Police for example have made great efforts to realign their recruitment so new recruits are doing a police constable degree apprenticeship. More apprenticeships are being developed all the time, some are really specialist and you will probably be surprised to know they exist.

Do any of those on there interest you?
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(Original post by Vexper)
https://assets.publishing.service.go...rks-150319.pdf

That's a pretty decent PDF showing most organised into different categories if you want to explore what is available, some have multiple levels, so you could start in a level 2 apprenticeship and immediately progress onto the level 3 one at the end etc.

I would say its better starting an apprenticeship at level 3 (if it has both a level 2 and 3) if you are confident you can pass and really want to get yourself off apprenticeship wage ASAP and become a permanent member of staff (if they keep you on at the end)

Some on that list you'll find are really rare in terms of a limited amount of employers taking apprentices on for that qualification, for example, not many employers offer the solicitor apprenticeship (level 7) so it's really competitive to get on one. The ones that do are quite well known. Whereas apprenticeships like business and administration or customer service are found everywhere in every region.

Apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular, the Police for example have made great efforts to realign their recruitment so new recruits are doing a police constable degree apprenticeship. More apprenticeships are being developed all the time, some are really specialist and you will probably be surprised to know they exist.

Do any of those on there interest you?
Thank you for taking the time to reply, and for providing me with the document.
I'm interested in education, so teaching perhaps. When it says anything above a level 2 or 3, does that mean they only teach you at that level or will they provide you with a lower level course to begin with? Or do you have to choose a completely different course at level 2 / 3 and then work your way up towards the higher level courses.

I hope that made sense (and I'm really sorry, I literally know nothing about apprenticeships ).
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(Original post by Roses_Dreams)
Thank you for taking the time to reply, and for providing me with the document.
I'm interested in education, so teaching perhaps. When it says anything above a level 2 or 3, does that mean they only teach you at that level or will they provide you with a lower level course to begin with? Or do you have to choose a completely different course at level 2 / 3 and then work your way up towards the higher level courses.

I hope that made sense (and I'm really sorry, I literally know nothing about apprenticeships ).
It only advertises the level those specific apprenticeships are at, so for example you could start a Youth Work apprenticeship at level 2 or 3 - if 2, you may progress onto 3. However, if you wanted to do the Risk and Safety Management Professional apprenticeship - that's a degree level apprenticeship at level 7, you wouldn't start on any lower level for this particular one as it's only been developed at level 7 only.

Teaching Assistant apprenticeship are quite common, as well as the supported teaching and learning ones. Teacher ones aren't as common if I recall correctly. A lot of people nowadays will go to uni to study something (either for the experience of uni or genuine interest in course) and then they'll do the Postgraduate Certificate in Education to sidestep into teaching.

https://www.findapprenticeship.servi...ticeshipsearch

You can search for apprenticeships there - pop your postcode in and see what's around you. I'd imagine it may be reduced due to coronavirus but many are still looking for apprentices!
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