What are they?
In a nutshell, an apprenticeship is paid learning. They are an excellent way to combine on the job learning with a working environment. They allow you to grow and thrive in the workplace by giving you all the skills that an employer would want.
What’s in it for me?
By becoming an apprentice, you have the opportunity to earn, learn and work at the same time. You’ll get training from your employer, gain skills in your job role and understand what it means to be in the workplace by being in a hands on environment. You'll study and gain a qualification as part of your apprenticeship and be paid a wage.
How long does it last?
Each apprenticeship is different depending on the employer and the framework, but they have to last a minimum of 12 months.
How do I get one?
The simplest way to apply for an apprenticeship is to register yourself for an online account with the national website at www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
You can also search for local apprenticeship vacancies on the Source, or download our yojo apprenticeships app:
Download the checklist
The National Apprenticeship Service has created a smart checklist for school leavers, to make sure you get off to a flying start with work experience, apprenticeships and good quality careers advice: download the checklist
Register with the Apprenticeships Team
If you're a young person searching for an apprenticeship, you can register with Apprenticeships Suffolk.
By registering with the team, you'll receive live vacancies in your area every week, as well as our quarterly newsletter, information on open dates, and more. You can also ask us any questions and receive one-to-one support if you need it.
If you're a young person in Year 10 or above looking for an apprenticeship, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also call us on 01473 260922 or leave a message.
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