Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with
study. As an apprentice, you’ll: – work alongside experienced staff – gain
job-specific skills – earn a wage and get holiday pay – be given time for study
related to your role (the equivalent of one day a week)
What levels are there? All apprenticeships include elements
of on the job and off the job training, leading to industry recognised
standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at
the end of the programme to assess the apprentice`s ability and competence in
their job role.
What’s in it for
Earn a real wage; – Be trained in the skills employers want;
– You will set yourself up for the future – apprentices enjoy marked salary
increases when they complete their training, and those completing a higher
apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their
Take a look at our case studies to read more about learners
who have undertaken an Apprenticeship with SCT.
Where do I look
for an apprenticeship?
You can ‘get in and go far’ with an apprenticeship at some
of Britain’s biggest and brightest companies. With so many opportunities on
offer, there are several ways you can find the apprenticeship that is right for
You can search and apply for vacancies on Find an
apprenticeship on GOV.UK. Once you register on Find an apprenticeship, you can
set up email and text alerts about new apprenticeship vacancies that may
interest you. If you would like to view more information on a selection of
well-known employers you can visit the vacancy snapshot at
amazingapprenticeships.com. It displays a range of employer fact files
outlining the types of apprenticeship vacancies available at these companies
across the year.
If you have a
specific interest in a certain employer, it is also worth going direct to their
What is the role
SCT has a key role to play in providing off-the-job
training, assessing your progress towards achieving your qualifications and
supporting you generally during your apprenticeship. We will work very closely
with your employer to ensure that you receive – an induction programme on
starting – a detailed training plan (including on-the-job training) – regular
progress reviews – opportunities to put into practice off-the-job learning so
that you can achieve your qualifications/requirements of the apprenticeship –
mentoring and general support throughout your apprenticeship.
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