Qualifications

A real job with real prospects and a great way to start your career.

What do Jamie Oliver, Alexander McQueen and Gordon Ramsey all have in common? They all started their working life as an Apprentice. Apprenticeships are a great grounding for your future career, they will focus on the skills and knowledge you need to be able to perform to a high level in the workplace. Apprenticeships are the UK’s most successful work based training qualification, recognised throughout the country and gaining in popularity. Now is the time to sign up! 

Did you know that?

  • You will earn whilst you learn, you will be employed for 30hrs or more and earn a minimum of £4.15 per hour although many employers pay much more.
  • Apprenticeships are available at 3 levels – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher, a Higher is the equivalent of a foundation degree
  • 90% of Apprentices stay in employment on completing their Apprenticeship
  • There are  over 25,000 Apprenticeship vacancies throughout the country at any one time

All of our qualifications are accredited by the leading UK awarding organisations:

On achievement of your qualification we will be looking to support your progression to the next level of learning. Higher level Apprenticeships are Level 4 and above and help to further develop employees with a degree of experience.  

Did you know that?

  • 63% of employers expect to need more staff with leadership and management skills in the years ahead. Being qualified to higher level gives you a competitive advantage.*
  • Higher Level vocational Apprenticeships are recognised as the academic equivalents of a Foundation Degree.
  • On average people qualified to Level 4 or above earn 45% more than those without qualifications.*
  • There is funding support available to help you achieve these higher level qualifications. 

According to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills there is strong growth and a significant demand for highly skilled staff in management, professional and technical roles. Our qualifications focus on the skills that employers value and are in demand throughout the UK’s service sector. To find out more about the Higher Level Apprenticeship in management see what our learners say.

To start your career submit your CV to our recruitment team or call Freephone on 0808 100 1155

*sources: Skills Funding Agency (SFA) data; National Audit Office; the Centre for Economics and Business Research

 

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