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What is an apprenticeship?

You will learn at work, get real on the job experience whilst getting a paid wage. You will have the chance of progression whilst developing your knowledge through qualifications. Your future prospects will be good both in gaining skills and furthering your eduction. There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship and this is called the Framework. 

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 Each Apprenticeship framework has three main strands:

  • A competence based element

  • A technical element

  • A skills element

There are over 190 frameworks covering 80 sectors ranging from Accountancy to Youth Work.

Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full time education can apply.

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £99 a week, however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

Key benefits:

  • earn a salary
  • get paid holidays
  • receive training
  • gain qualifications
  • learn job-specific skills

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“... Dudley Council’s apprenticeship team are very helpful, and are always on hand to offer us advice or help with any queries we may have, as well as offering us various training courses to attend in order to further develop our skills in the workplace. I would strongly recommend the apprenticeship programme … it truly is a great experience.”

Callum Franklin, Apprentice