Apprenticeships

Overview

  • 16-18, Adults
  • Various hours per week

Details

An Apprenticeship is a programme that is available all year round and is open to individuals from the age of 16.  Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you're paid while you learn. If you are entering work for the first time, you will start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship.

As an Apprentice you will build up knowledge and skills, whilst gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. You will work towards a work-based qualification and other nationally recognised qualifications. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.

There are four main Apprenticeship levels:

  1. Intermediate Level Apprenticeships - Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs)
  2. Advanced Level Apprenticeships – Level 3 (equivalent to A levels)
  3. Higher Apprenticeships – Levels 4, 5 (equivalent to Foundation degree and above) 
  4. Degree Apprenticeships – Levels 6, 7 (equivalent to Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree)

Offerings

  • Level 2 Bricklayer (Willesden)
  • Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery (Willesden)
  • Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative (Willesden)
  • Level 2 Interior Systems Installer (Drylining) (Willesden)
  • Level 2 Plasterer (Willesden)
  • Level 2 General Welder (Arc Processes) (Willesden)
  • Level 3 Advanced Carpentry & Joinery (Willesden)
  • Level 3 Gas Engineering Operative (Willesden)
  • Level 3 Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Technician (Willesden)
  • Level 3 Installation Electrician / Maintenance Electrician (Willesden)
  • Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician (Willesden)
  • Level 3 Building Services Design Technician (Paddington)
  • Level 3 Business Administrator (Paddington)
  • Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician (Paddington)
  • Level 3 Construction Support Technician (Paddington)
  • Level 4 Civil Engineering Senior Technician (Paddington)
  • Level 4 Building Services Engineering Technician (Paddington)
  • Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor (Paddington)
We will support apprenticeship training in other sectors if possible – please contact us for a chat!

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships vary in length depending on the qualification, level, sector and your previous experience. They can be from one year to up to four years.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 (Intermediate), equivalent to GCSEs: The only actual requirement is the applicant’s age, a minimum of 16. Employers may ask for a demonstrable interest in the area covered by the apprenticeship, as well as the ability to complete it

Level 3 (Advanced), considered equivalent to A-levels: At this level, employers will typically seek GCSEs, usually three or more, particularly in English and maths. Relevant experience will also be useful

Level 4 (Higher) considered equivalent to a foundation degree: Employers will look for GCSEs and level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels, or their equivalents, such as a BTEC. It’s at this point where experience in a relevant subject is also desired

All Apprenticeship candidates will be required to undertake maths and English assessments as part of the onboarding process and admission onto the course is subject to meeting the entry criteria.