What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a work based qualification that helps individuals break into a professional career. With an apprenticeship, you have the chance gain industry experience and a nationally recognised qualification. There’s even a chance to be offered promotions and a full time position after completion!
Why Should I do an apprenticeship?
When it comes to finding employment, having relevant hands on experience is more important than ever. An apprenticeship will give you the skills and insight into industry standards and practices. Many employers these days would rather find someone with experience and knowledge, rather than focus on grades or a university degree (Though these are still highly regarded).
An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to have a full time position while you learn. You will receive on the job training from one of our excellent standard training providers, receive a qualification, prove your ability and lend authenticity to your CV.
Benefits of Apprenticeships
✨ Earn While You Learn: Get a salary while gaining industry-specific skills.
Industry Exposure: Dive into your chosen field from day one.
Hands-On Experience: Work on real projects and tasks.
No College Days: Focus on practical skills without traditional classroom constraints.
I don’t know where to start?
Not everyone knows what they want to do and that’s okay. The tricky part is knowing which path to take and if it will be right for you; here at 360 Apprenticeships, we specialise in some of the most sort out sectors which include:
- Business Administration / Customer Service
- Digital Marketing
- AAT / Accounting
- IT Infrastructure / Software Development
- Graphic Design & Junior Content
- Health and Social Care
If looking through 100s of job adverts, information or websites feels overwhelming, this is where we can help. We will discuss you current skill set and interests to determine the best route for you. Our goal is to get you on the right path to gain a successful career. You might even be surprise where you end up!
What do 360 Apprenticeships offer?
We have a continuous stream of fantastic roles and opportunities across England, from big corporations to independent businesses. We will discuss each role in your area and field to find the right fit for you. 360 Apprenticeships offer one to one mentoring and job support to assist you in finding your ideal apprenticeship. We will work with you personally to increase your potential of being employed in a sector of your choice.
If you struggle with interviews (whether it is your first or have attended too many to count), we can give you advice and guidance on how to improve your interview skills. This can be from going over practice questions to detailed feedback and blogs with advice and guidance. Everyone at 360 Apprenticeships wants to see every candidate succeed via the apprenticeship scheme. So, get in touch!
How does an apprenticeship work?
An Apprenticeship is about building your skills and knowledge for a specific sector of work. For example, you want to pursue business management but only have experience in retail. An apprenticeship won’t just give you experience, but the knowledge needed to progress and advance your career.
To start your apprenticeship journey, send your CV to:
You can also speak to one of our recruiters directly by calling us:
0161 464 4805
360 Apprenticeships offer one to one mentoring and job support to assist you in finding your ideal apprenticeship. We will work with you to increase your potential of being employed in a sector of your choice. This can range from improving your interview skills, giving you feedback and guidance after the interview and how you can be more successful in the future.
We partner with nationally recognised premier rated Training Providers with tutors who have extensive training and evidenced experience in the sector.
As long as you are 16 or over and no longer in full time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship.
This is determined by the employer and position, but most employers look for candidates with A*- C (9 – 4) in GCSE or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2). Some employers may also asked for more tailored qualifications, especially for digital or higher level apprenticeships.
Yet, 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 £4.81 an hour as of April 2022. However, some employers pay rates more than this. Hourly wage often depends on the particular vacancy, age and the applicant’s experience.
Many employers will increase rate of pay after 3-6 months, then to minimum wage for your age after 12 months.
Depending on the apprenticeship you are looking to complete, the qualification can take between 12 – 21 months. Apprenticeships in Childcare, Teaching, IT and Digital Marketing will be between 12 – 15 months. Business Administration will take 12 months to complete.
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 95% of their training cost funded by the Government and 5% by the employer. So if you are worried about loans and overdrafts, there is no need to be.
How the training is delivered depends on the training provider, but all apprentices will have a tutor to guide through the apprenticeship. Currently everything is done online; including tutor sessions/updates, coursework and more
Most apprentices progress onto permanent employment once the apprenticeship is completed. Some apprentices further their career with a promotion in the field, whilst others continue to the next Level qualification in their sector.
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You will be paired with a tutor for an Ofsted rated training provider, who will guide you through the qualification. No matter what qualification or sector you are completing your apprenticeship in, coursework, exams and assessments will be a vital element. Your fantastic tutor will also offer advice through online calls and face to face visits. 360 Apprenticeships can also offer an alternative sense of guidance and support that many educational systems don’t have the resources to facilitate.
The 360 Apprenticeships Difference
What sets us apart? No days at college! Our apprenticeship programs are designed to immerse you directly into a real workplace, ensuring you learn the ropes in a practical, hands-on environment. Our apprenticeships also last from 12-18 months and then you can either progress with the company or you will then have the right skills for other jobs! We are a nation wide service looking from the south to the north of England, It doesn’t matter where you are based, we can help!
What qualification will I gain?
Many of our apprenticeship positions start at level 3 (equivalent to A – Level), meaning you can progress into full time positions and leading industry roles; all without a university degree. You also work full time, meaning that you get paid to learn! Say goodbye to student loans/debts, and hello to a working wage. After completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship, There are opportunities to progress and gain higher levels in your chosen sector.
How do I find the right Apprenticeship Near Me?
Finding the right Apprenticeship in your area can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 360 Apprenticeships actively search for positions on a daily basis that we feel could be the perfect fit for you. We ensure that all recommended apprenticeships are an hours journey via public transport or by car.
However, you also play a vital part in searching for your perfect apprenticeship. To understand more about finding ‘Apprenticeships Near Me’, our dedicated page will give your insight into finding the perfect apprenticeship.
What are the steps I need to take to apply for a role?
Here are 5 easy steps you can take when applying for a role:
- Firstly find the right role for you! Take your time to look over the roles we have on our job board here. If they are not right for you then read our blog on how to search for an apprenticeship near me, Here.
- Secondly Apply for a role on our website or send your CV to us via email: [email protected] or call: 01614644805. Our reassuring team will be on the look out for roles within your area.
- Then one of our friendly team members will contact you and talk over a role and then send over your CV to the employers. we then wait to see if they would like to see you for an interview. If they do we will be in contact again to arrange a time and date.
- Once you have an interview arranged, we will prepare you as well as we can by doing a mock interview with you. As well as having interview preparation blogs for you to read over. Then we send you an email with everything you need to prepare yourself for an interview with Time, Date, Company website, Google maps link, Building picture, interview prep links and more! Or even if you have an online interview, we have you covered!
- Once you are in the role you will be introduced to your work place and tutor, here’s everything you need to know about that using the apprentice starter guide.
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