Apprenticeships 2011

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A presentation designed for Year 12 students to raise their awareness about apprenticeships

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Higher Education: Is it for me?

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Leon J. Suenes

Apprenticeships & Progression

Helen Watts


Introduce yourself

What is an Apprenticeship?QCFTrue or FalseVariety of SubjectsTraining ProvidersCase StudiesHow to ApplySupportUseful Websites

The Plan


What is an apprenticeship?

Work-based LearningConsist of: NVQTechnical Certificate (often BTEC)Functional SkillsAssessment takes place at work place and/or training providerTechnical Certificate & Functional skills delivered by training providerVariety of sectors from Groundsmanship to Hairdressing



Highlight where students probably currently are i.e. Level 3 BTEC and the next steps from this levelTalk a bit about Levels 4, 5 & 6 i.e. HNC/HND, Foundation Degree, Honours Degree


Carry and Deliver Goods

Vehicle Body and Paint Operations

Warehousing & Storage

Cleaning and Support Service Industry

Creative Apprenticeship


Furniture Industry

Industrial Applications

IT User

Marketing and Communications

Metals Industry

Not defined

Print and Printed Packaging

Travel and Tourism Services Leisure and Business

Business Administration

Hospitality and Catering


Children's Care Learning and Development


Customer Service


Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Process Technology

Health and Social Care

Sporting Excellence

Active Leisure and Learning

Vehicle Parts Operations

Electricity Industry

Polymer Processing andSignmaking

Minimum wage 95/wkBased on 45 hours per weekYou cannot do a degree if you do an apprenticeshipThere are around 50 different types of apprenticeshipYou spend some time at work and some time at a training provider

True or False - Apprenticeships

TrueFalse 38False I will tell you about some case studies in a whileFalse 200Generally True perhaps one day a week at training provider, but some apprenticeships are all done at work depending on the organisations ability to assess the qualifications


Tresham CollegeWellingboroughKetteringCorbyMoulton CollegeMoulton (Northampton)DaventryHigham FerrersNorthampton CollegeNorthamptonDaventry

Training Providers

Take a look at the college websites to find out about apprenticeship offers


NITAL - EngineeringAston - Hair & BusinessStarting Off Business & Customer ServiceKey Training Business & Customer ServiceTriangle Training ChildcareKettering Borough Training - Healthcare

Specialist Training Providers

Research your subject of interest and contact the training providers


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Jamie Oliver

Prospects.An Apprentice......Now a successful Chef & businessman!He trained under some great chefs now offers numerous catering apprenticeships to young people through his restaurant Fifteen


Talk about Jamie at Home

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Ruth Badger

Prospects.The Apprentice runner upNow a successful businesswoman!An apprenticeship in business administration when she was 16 put her on track for a successful career running her own business. to take on my own apprentices and give another generation the same chance


Mechanical Engineer

Case Study: James

Why an apprenticeship?Easy way at getting a job & getting a qualificationHow did you find the transition?Not really a massive jump

In the spotlight

.I was a carpenter but wanted to move into engineering & heard about apprenticeships.Just a little bit harder and more work to put in as it went on


Electrical Engineer

Case Study: Craig

What made you progress onto HE?Im quite driven, it was the next step forward in improving myself and a good way of getting a degree while working at the same time. How often to you go to college?Once a week on a Monday

In the spotlight

..My HNC & HND were paid for by my employer.Balancing the work and study is a bit of a struggle because of the long hours and I end up doing college work at weekends but I would advise people to do it because it gives you scope to get a better job


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What are Employers Looking for?


Employers are looking for a range of qualities in an apprentice.There are no set entry requirements for most Apprenticeships although you will need to show a range of characteristics to provide the employer with a reason for recruiting you.Apprenticeships are:NVQ level 2 often no qualifications are required at entry which is why it can be perceived as a route for low achievers but applicants must have aptitude, motivation and a willingness to learn and ability to achieve at level 2. Some employers do ask for some GCSEs. If a learner has achieved 5 good (A-C) GCSE grades (usually including Maths and English) in some situations they can progress direct to Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ level 3. Some sectors will require either an Apprenticeship in that area or an equivalent level 2 qualification before completing the Advanced Apprenticeship i.e. floristry, engineering.

Remember you can earn more in the future if you have qualifications and skills - a good reason to undertake an Apprenticeship

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