What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised programme that combines on-the-job practical skills with academic learning. It provides employers with a great opportunity to recruit fresh talent or boost the existing skills and knowledge of staff.
The Academy offer quality apprenticeship programmes that allow you to 'earn while you learn'. Employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, apprentices are supported to achieve their apprenticeship by one of our experienced assessors working within a personalised learning programme.
How will I benefit as an apprentice?
You will get:
- paid for a minimum of 30 hours per week as an apprentice
- hands-on experience in your workplace
- a dedicated mentor in your workplace will support you throughout the apprenticeship
- an experienced assessor will be allocated to you
- knowledge, skills and behaviours in your chosen sector
- a range of face-to-face and e-learning
- opportunities to develop maths, English and ICT skills.
What will my apprenticeship lead to?
Your apprenticeship may lead to full time employment in your workplace. By successfully completing your apprenticeship, you will have gained the confidence and skills needed to progress in your chosen career.
We offer impartial and confidential advice and guidance to support you with decisions about your chosen career pathway.
The Academy can support you to achieve apprenticeships in the following areas of work:
- Adult Care
- Business Administration
- Children's Residential Care
- Customer Service
- Early Years
- Leadership and Management
- Public Services Operational Delivery
- Teaching Assistant
Should your required apprenticeship not be listed above please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Current apprentice vacancies within the Central Bedfordshire Council
Apprenticeship vacancies within Central Bedfordshire settings
The National Apprenticeship Website provides details of apprenticeships available nationally
The Government's Fire It Up Campaign was launched to show the benefits of apprenticeships for individual and employers and the positive impact they have.
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