Every apprenticeship is different, and this can sometimes mean that entry requirements will vary. Most apprenticeship 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, you will have to undertake initial assessments in English, maths and ICT and achieve a certain level before being accepted onto an apprenticeship. In addition, you will also have to take part in a formal interview where we will be looking at your skills, personal qualities and interview technique to better aid you for your interview with an employer.
Full support is provided throughout the application and recruitment process, and we will be on hand to practice your interview technique, and provide hints and tips to ensure you get the job!
A higher apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with university-level study to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need for in your current and your future career. As a higher apprentice you’ll learn in the workplace, while studying towards a university-level qualification.
Higher apprenticeships are a great way of gaining experience in your desired industry whilst working towards the qualification you’ll need to progress in your career.
Anyone over the age of 18 with at least five GCSEs (at grade C or above) and a relevant Level 3 qualification (A Levels, BTECs, NVQs and advanced apprenticeships) are suited for a higher apprenticeship. However, those in employment without these qualifications are also encouraged to apply.
Work experience – As an apprentice you’ll study towards the same level qualification as those at university, but you’ll also have the added benefit of working in a relevant industry. Gaining this vital work experience is what will set you apart from graduates.
Gain qualifications without the cost – moving away to university can be expensive. With course fees over £9,000 a year, plus expenses such as accommodation and living costs, most students graduate with debt. As an apprentice, the government and your employer will fund your training, meaning you’ll have no student debts. You’ll even earn a weekly wage while working towards your university-level qualification.
Chance to progress – as a higher apprentice you can study qualifications at Level 4 to Level 7 – meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to progress.
At Learning Unlimited we offer the following higher apprenticeships: