Apprenticeships are increasing as more companies choose to use them to train their workforce. There are more than 1700 skill areas at all kinds of levels, including degree level with more being developed. They are proper jobs, lead to real qualifications and over 90% of apprentices stay in the organisation they train with.
Traineeships are programmes that last up to 6 months and lead onto an apprenticeship. They are designed to help young people who may be undecided, needs to brush up their skills and gain confidence.
To find out more and look at vacancies and opportunities go to:-
- www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk - the national Apprenticeship Service website which has around 20,000 vacancies
- www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/getting-started/apprenticeships-uk/degree-and-professional-apprenticeships UCAS has degree apprenticeships as well as degree courses and there are more every year
- West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Directory (link on this website) which shows details of West Yorkshire Training Providers, the skill areas they offer and how to contact them directly
- www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk and www.notgoingtouni.co.uk have information on apprenticeships and how to do a good application
- The website of any company you would like to work for or search for specific industries online and contact companies directly, follow them on social media
- The National Careers Service on https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
- Local Careers Companies and projects that offer support
- Calderdale and Kirklees https://ckcareersonline.org.uk/
- Leeds and Bradford https://www.aspire-igen.com/
- Bradford and Wakefield http://www.prospects.co.uk
- West Yorkshire Apprenticeship Hub www.absolute-apprenticeships.co.uk
- School, College or University Careers Services - It’s really important to get support from a careers adviser or teacher with applications, CV’s and letters