Careers – Apprenticeships


On an apprenticeship, you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification. By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

There are four different levels of apprenticeship:

  • Intermediate – equivalent to five good GCSE passes.
  • Advanced – equivalent to two A-level passes.
  • Higher – equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree or HNC/HND.
  • Degree – comparable to a Bachelors or Masters degree.

Most job sectors offer apprenticeship opportunities in the UK, with a wide range of specific roles on offer within each.

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A traineeship is an education and training programme which incorporates work experience, preparing young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Designed for people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment

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Useful Links

»Success at School: Find out more about the possibilities of Degree apprenticeships.
» Find an Apprenticeship
»Apprenticeship guide: Lots of information and apprenticeship ideas
»Amazing Apprenticeships: Resources, information and networks for you from real employers and apprentices
»Step into the NHS: Test to determine which careers in the NHS would suit you.
»Not going to uni: The one stop site for apprenticeships, gap years, distance learning and jobs
»Institute for apprenticeships: Here you can search live statuses on professions that are eligible via apprenticeships
»Rate my Apprenticeship: Careers advice and reviews of many different apprenticeships and jobs
»ladderfortheblackcountry – a website helping young people take the first step up the rungs to successful careers by opening the doors to apprenticeship opportunities
»Get my first job: Vacancies for apprenticeships and advice on how to apply.

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Year 7 & 8 'Whats My Career?' Event January 2018
Year 7 & 8 'Whats My Career?' Event January 2018
Year 11/12 Students Offered a Job After Our Mock Interview
Mock Interview Feedback to Year 12 students
Visit to MTC Coventry, 2018
Introduction to Careers Day, Years 7 & 8, 2018
Apprenticeship Assemblies, Years 9-13, 2018
Year 10 finding out about courses and careers in horticulture at Rodbaston
Year 10 finding out about courses and careers in floristry at Rodbaston
Disease Detectives at New Cross Hospital, 2018
Careers Fair 2019
Careers Fair 2019
Year 9 students working with employers 2019 Feb
Year 8 & 9 students at University of Birmingham 2019 Feb
Year 8 & 9 students at University of Birmingham 2019 Feb

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