What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is an opportunity to break into a professional career and gain on the job industry experience training in a sector of your choice.

Why do an apprenticeship?

Gaining relevant hands on experience in the sector of your choice is a great way to advance your career and to gain insight into industry standards and practices.

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, receiving on the job training and learning from one of our excellent standard training providers. Receiving a qualification in the sector is proven evidence of your ability and lends authenticity to your CV.

Building your business contacts is a huge, and often overlooked, benefit of an apprenticeship. Meeting and working with businesses can provide you with amazing connections for future opportunities – always utilise your contacts!

360 Apprenticeships can offer an alternative sense of guidance and support that many educational systems don’t have the resources to facilitate.

Many apprenticeships start at level 2 and go up to degree level. This means that you could obtain a degree level qualification without student loans, all whilst acquiring great industry experience. Alternatively, Apprentices undertaking a Level 3 Qualification can pursue a university degree upon completion; this means that the apprenticeship scheme is a great alternative to many other courses and exams to get you to where you want to be.

Many businesses choose to invest in and develop their current workers’ skill set and give them the opportunity to complete Leadership and Management Apprenticeships.

What do 360 Apprenticeships offer?

We offer one to one mentoring and job support to assist you in finding your ideal apprenticeship in order to progress towards your dream career. We will work with you to increase your potential of being employed in a sector of your choice, improving your interview skills and giving you feedback and guidance to help you gain valuable employment, enabling you to earn whilst you learn.
We partner with nationally recognised premier rated Training Providers where tutors have extensive training and evidenced experience in the sector.

We offer one to one mentoring and job support to assist you in finding your ideal apprenticeship in order to progress towards your dream career. We will work with you to increase your potential of being employed in a sector of your choice, improving your interview skills and giving you feedback and guidance to help you gain valuable employment, enabling you to earn whilst you learn.

We partner with nationally recognised premier rated Training Providers where tutors have extensive training and evidenced experience in the sector.

You can begin an apprenticeship at any age over 16 if you are not in full time education.

This is predominantly determined by the employer and the vacancy, most employers look for candidates with A-C passes or equivalent in English and Mathematics GCSE’s. However, if a candidate shows an aptitude for the subject area and has evidenced interest previous to applying it is rare for the candidate not to be considered.

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices in their first year is £3.70 an hour, however many apprenticeships pay a substantial amount more than this. Hourly wage often depends on the particular vacancy and the applicant’s experience.

An Apprenticeship generally lasts from 12-15 months depending on the qualification.

If you are aged between 16 to 18, training will be fully funded 100% by the Government. Those aged between 19 and 24 will have 90% of their training cost funded by the Government and 10% by the employer.

Training delivery depends on the qualification, some Although apprenticeships are work-based qualifications you may be expected to complete some of your training outside of working hours.

Most of our apprentices progress onto permanent employment with the employer they completed their apprenticeship with. Some apprentices further their career with a promotion in the field they completed their qualification in, whilst others continue to the next Level qualification in their sector.