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What Is An Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job and an apprentice is someone who is employed and learns a specific trade from a skilled employer over a fixed period of time, whilst earning a wage and being entitled to holiday pay. On apprenticeship schemes you gain practical, on-the-job skills by training and working alongside experienced staff and trainers. On some apprenticeship programmes this ... Read More »

First Degree Apprentices Graduate Today

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Today, 17 July, the first degree apprentices graduate from Aston University. A partnership between Aston University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Capgemini, a global consulting, technology and outsourcing company resulted in a unique programme which revolutionises the way young people develop high level skills through apprenticeships, offering them the chance to gain a degree whilst employed in industry, with their tuition ... Read More »

Degree Apprenticeships – How Do They Work?

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You go to school, you do your GCSEs, you move on to a vocational course like an NVQ or BTEC, an apprenticeship or A-levels and then what? What choices do you have post Level 3 study? The answer is a lot – especially now those choices include degree apprenticeships. What can you do a degree apprenticeship in? These are some of ... Read More »

Apprentice of the Year

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We interviewed the 2016 Apprentice of the Year Award winners fresh from the podium and asked them about their experiences. Allow us to introduce you to the Apprentice of the Year Award winners – three young people who want to tell you about their experience of apprenticeships. Charlotte is the winner of the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award. She ... Read More »

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2017 With Us

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National Apprenticeship Week kicks off on Monday and it’s the tenth anniversary of the week-long celebration so let’s take a look at apprenticeships. For some young people what an apprenticeship is sadly remains a bit of a mystery – in short, it’s a job with training and sometimes a qualification attached to it.  You find out in detail what an ... Read More »

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