What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to break into a professional career by gaining on the job experience in a sector of your choice. With an apprenticeship you have the chance learn the ins and outs of business and gain a nationally recognised qualification. There’s even a chance to be offered promotions and a full time position after completion!

Why do an apprenticeship?

Gaining relevant hands on experience in the sector of your choice is a great way to advance your career, while gaining insight into industry standards and practices. Many employers these days would rather find someone with experience and industry knowledge, more than focusing grades or a university degree.

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to have a full time position while you learn, receiving on the job training 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.

Throughout the apprenticeship there will be coursework and exams, but every apprentice is partnered with a fantastic tutor who is there to guide and offer advice.

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

As many of our apprenticeships start at level 3 (equivalent to A – Level), you can progress into full time positions and leading industry roles; all without a university degree. Meaning that you save money on loans and living expenses and can even complete the qualification with 1 year (depending on the qualification).

What do 360 Apprenticeships offer?

If you have been looking for an apprenticeship with no luck, 360 Apprenticeships are here for you. We have a continuous stream of fantastic roles and opportunities, discussing each role that we feel would be 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 been to too many to count), we are here to help. We are always here for you to help improve your interview skills, from going over practice questions to detailed feedback and blogs.

Everyone at 360 Apprenticeships wants to see every candidate succeed and progress into their dream career via the apprenticeship scheme. So if you feel that the Apprenticeship is the right route for you, get in touch!

Here at 360 Apprenticeships, we 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, 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.

As long as you are no longer in full time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship for anyone aged 16 or over. The average ages for an apprentice rand from 16 – 24 but many employers are happy to hire the right apprentice of any age.

This is predominantly determined by the employer and the vacancy, but most employers look for candidates with A-C (9 – 4) passes or equivalent (Functional Skills Level 2). 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 £4.15 an hour as of April 2020, however many apprenticeships pay a substantial amount more than this. Hourly wage often depends on the particular vacancy and the applicant’s experience.

Depending on the apprenticeship you are looking to complete, the qualification can take between 12 – 18 months. Apprenticeships in Childcare, Teaching, IT and Digital Marketing will be between 12 – 15 months. Business Administration will take 18 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 90% of their training cost funded by the Government and 10% by the employer.

Training delivery depends on the qualification, but all apprentices will have a tutor to guide through the apprenticeship. They will work you in two ways; face-to-face visits every 4-8 weeks and Skype/zoom calls.

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.