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Apprenticeships

Once you ’ ve completed your Fast Track to Apprenticeship programme or Study Programme , you are ready to progress into an Apprenticeship .
Apprenticeships are a great way to earn while you learn , and to gain qualifications while developing your practical skills at the same time .
WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP ?
An Apprenticeship is a real job , and you will have a contract like any other employee with the same protections and benefits . The difference is you will be working towards nationally recognised qualifications while you develop your skills in your day to day role .
Generally , you will spend 20 % of your time off the job , completing your qualifications . You will work closely with a Training Adviser from St Helens Chamber who will conduct regular workplace visits to ensure that you are getting the most from your role , and to support you in completing your qualifications .
As part your Apprenticeship , you ’ ll gain Maths , English and ICT qualifications , if you need them , and qualifications relating to your area of study .
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS ?
Once enrolled onto an Apprenticeship you will complete a qualification in a subject relevant to your job .
The guide below shows you what each Apprenticeship Level is equivalent to :
• Level 2 ( equivalent to five good GCSE passes )
• Level 3 ( equivalent to two A levels )
• Level 4 and 5 Apprenticeships ( equivalent to a higher education diploma or foundation degree )
You will have the opportunity to work through the levels and progress onto a higher level as your skills develop – you can go all the way up to a master ’ s degree equivalent with an Apprenticeship !
WHY CHOOSE ST HELENS CHAMBER ?
We work closely with a wide range of local businesses and have numerous Apprenticeship vacancies available at all times .
Our Training team have a wealth of experience in delivering Apprenticeships and have supported thousands of successful Apprentices through their Apprenticeship career . They are passionate and experts in their field and will support you every step of the way .
We also have a range of business seminars running regularly , which you can attend free of charge , to help you add to your knowledge and skills .
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