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

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https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide

Pathway to Apprenticeships and Job Opportunities

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk  Details: Jobs, training and college options for those that may not go to university 

www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk  Details of local and national apprenticeships

www.essexesb.co.uk   Details: Keep up with current and future skills trends across Essex 

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk   Details: Help, support and opportunities for young people finding their first job

https://www.gov.uk/jobsearch   Details: The job search website for Jobcentre Plus

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/time-to-apply/

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https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

https://www.ucas.com/apprenticeships-uk

https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/699399/Higher_and_degree_apprenticeship_fact_sheet-090418.pdf

Traineeships

Find a Traineeship:  https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

T-Levels

T-Levels:   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-t-levels/introduction-of-t-levels

Skills Assessors

Skillsometer – Complete the Skillsometer quiz by clicking the link below and find a list of job suggestions based on your interests and skills.

www.lmiforall.org.uk/cm3/widget.html

Careerometer – Click on the Careerometer link below to find out how much you can earn per week for any job and how the pay is compared nationally.

https://www.lmiforall.org.uk/cm2/index.html

Get the up to date information  on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice: https://successatschool.org/

See below for some recommended websites linking to Labour Market Information:

The Essex skills insight and economic growth tool: https://tinyurl.com/yy8h4kf3

The Essex data signposting tool: https://tinyurl.com/y5gbecrf

The Labour market Profile for Essex and comparison across other Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP’s) Tool: https://tinyurl.com/y4cwsnt4

The East of England Labour Market Information – Working Futures, Employer Skills Survey and Employer Perspectives Survey (further information below: https://tinyurl.com/y3q9pfj3

Working Futures: Working Futures uses robust sources of national data on demographics, education, employment and the economy to make projections of the UK labour market. This presentation includes information on future growth sectors and future growth occupations.

Employer Skills Survey: The Employer Skills Survey is the UK’s definitive source of intelligence on employer investment. This presentation uses information on training behaviour and recruitment of young people and education leavers from the survey.

Employer Perspectives Survey. The Employer Perspectives Survey provides insights into the thoughts and behaviour of UK Employers as they make decisions about how to engage with training providers, schools, colleges and individuals in the wider skills system, to get the skills they need. This presentation includes information on the sources of external training that employers use.

The latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/

The UK Data Service – primary data sources: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/themes/labour/key-data.aspx

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – labour market data and analysis on employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions: https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/work/trends/labour-market-outlook

Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) news: https://www.lepnetwork.net/news-and-events/?type=newsArticle

PayScale combines salary data with superior software utilising AI and the most advanced reporting tools available to help individuals know their worth and employers to get pay right: https://www.payscale.com/

Advice

National Careers Service (webchat and freephone):  https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Call: 0800 100 900 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday