Apprenticeships offer a route into hundreds of different careers through a mix of on-the-job training and classroom learning.
Apprenticeships are available at four levels:
- Intermediate apprenticeships – follow work-based learning towards level 2 – equivalent to GCSEs level/level 2 qualifications
- Advanced apprenticeship – follow work-based learning towards level 3 – equivalent to A-levels/level 3 qualifications
- Higher apprenticeships – follow work-based learning towards levels 4, 5 and 6 – equivalent to a foundation degree and above
- Degree apprenticeships – follow work-based learning towards levels 6 and 7 – equivalent to a full bachelor’s or Master’s degree
Across Nottinghamshire health & social care we offer apprenticeships in the following two ways:
Apprentices for new recruits
Organisations offer a route into different careers through a mix of on-the-job training and formal learning. So when you study for an apprenticeship you will not only gain a qualification, you will be developing skills and knowledge so you are ready for a substantive (permanent) role.
After completing an apprenticeship, you may be offered a permanent job. Most successful apprentices stay in employment, often with the same employer. Check whether you are likely to be offered work at the end of your programme. Ask whether there are opportunities for promotion when you have completed your apprenticeship and whether you will be able to continue with your studies. You can often progress from one level of apprenticeship to another. Some apprenticeships also provide you with the qualifications you need to go to university.
These opportunities are usually at entry level, such as Business Administrator or Healthcare Assistant. There are also occasionally opportunities to step in at degree level but these are seen less.
You can look for current Apprenticeship vacancies at:
Apprenticeships for existing staff
Organisations offer the opportunity to gain qualifications to existing staff, to help you to progress and develop in your career. There are career pathways that allow you to move up in seniority or support a change in career.
An example of this is:
We have many staff across Nottinghamshire undertaking programmes funded by the Apprenticeship Levy. To find out more please contact your local Training & Development Department
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