Apprenticeships and Job Opportunities

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Apprenticeships are a good way to gain the skills and experience needed to get into many careers.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. Apprentices work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills, they are generally paid and released to follow a course of study for one day a week.

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma

Pathway to apprenticeships and job opportunities

Website:  Details: Jobs, training and college options for those that may not go to university 

Website:  Details of local and national apprenticeships

Website:   Details: Keep up with current and future skills trends across Essex 

Website:   Details: Help, support and opportunities for young people finding their first job

Website:   Details: The job search website for Jobcentre Plus