An apprenticeship lets you “earn while you learn”. As an apprentice you works towards a relevant qualification whilst getting practical experience through work. You will be treated as an employee.
There are different levels of apprenticeship at the level you start depends on your qualifications and experience.
- Basic apprenticeship: no set requirements except some GCSEs at level 3 or above. You will do paid work whilst working towards a Level 2 qualification.
- Advanced Apprenticeship: usually requires 4 GCSEs 9-4. You will do paid work whilst working towards a Level 3 qualification.
- Higher and Degree Apprenticeship: You will do paid work whilst working towards a higher education qualification (HND, Degree or Masters).