An apprenticeship offers practical training, in a job of your choice, if you are 16 or over
It doesn’t cost you a penny. In fact, you get paid.
University College Birmingham works with a huge range of employers, from bakers and chefs to hairdressers and pre-school nurseries to other universities and housing associations. We’ll ensure you get the best on-the-job training possible and pick up a relevant qualification as you learn new skills.
As an apprentice, you will:
- Work with experienced staff
- Earn a wage and get holiday pay
- Gain valuable job skills
What apprenticeship levels are there?
Apprenticeships are widely respected by employers and are equivalent to education qualifications such as GCSEs and A-levels.
Levels of apprenticeships include:
- Level 2/Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
- Level 3/Advanced - equivalent to 2 A-level passes
- Level 4 and 5 Higher – this can lead to qualifications and/or standards at Level 4 or a foundation degree
- Level 6 - this can lead to a BA (Hons) degree
Is an apprenticeship suitable for me?
Do I need to be working to start an apprenticeship?
What qualifications do I need?
Is there an age limit?
Will it cost me anything?
What will I be paid?
What time of year can I start?
Will an Apprenticeship give me a good career?
Where can I get further information?
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