Anyone over the age of 16 and living in England can become an apprentice. There’s no upper age limit. This type of training programme is ideally suited to those who prefer a more hands on approach to learning and have a particular career in mind.
The length of the programme depends on the level of apprenticeship and the industry sector. On average, apprenticeships take between 12 to 24 months to complete. Degree apprenticeships can take up to 2½ years.
Apprenticeships have changed a lot over the last few years. They are now available in a variety of sectors at different levels. At Learning Unlimited we offer many different apprenticeships that are individually designed and tailored to the employer. Options include:
• Business administration
• Catering and hospitality
• Construction trades
• Creative digital media
• Customer service
• Digital technologies
• Management and leadership
As an apprentice, thee are lots of progression routes available. With the transferable skills gained during a programme of study, coupled with experience and qualifications, apprentices will be well equipped to progress in their chosen industry or go on to Further or Higher Education.
Most apprentices stay in full-time employment upon completion of their apprenticeship, with many of these securing a position with their employer.
Every apprenticeship is different and this can sometimes mean that the entry requirements will vary. Most occupations require a minimum of grade 4 or a C in English, maths and ICT. Some occupations within the engineering sector will require science at a minimum of grade 4 or C and a grade 5 or B in maths.
As part of our recruitment process, candidates will undertake assessments in English, maths and ICT and will need to achieve a certain level. In addition, they will also have to take part in a formal interview where we will be looking at their skills, personal qualities and interview technique to help them prepare for an interview with an employer.