What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are training programmes designed by employers to give eager applicants the skills and qualifications needed by businesses. They are a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job learning. You can learn and earn so you get new skills and get paid; you can take part in a brand new role or at your existing employer.
What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?
With an Apprenticeship you’ll receive accredited qualifications with on-the-job training, paid holidays and widen your opportunities for progression. You will also be given the opportunity to get onto the career ladder in your choice of industry. If you like the sound of being paid to learn then you should enrol onto one of our Apprenticeships.
How do I achieve an Apprenticeship?
You are employed to do a job and you enrol on an Apprenticeship. You train towards your qualification through on going work-based learning, evidenced by a portfolio and continual assessments from Tess Group assessors.
An Apprenticeship can take a minimum of twelve months to complete.
Are apprenticeships well regarded amongst employers?
Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships, with 81% recommending them to other employers. An Apprenticeship shows prospective employers that you have been trained and gained the right skills they need.
Does an Apprenticeship allow me to progress within my career?
How much can I earn if I enrol onto an Apprenticeship course?
You will start to earn from day one of your Apprenticeship. All apprentices must receive a wage of no less than £3.40 per hour, but many of Tess Group employers choose to pay more. As your skills develop it is usual for your pay to increase accordingly. You may also receive additional money for essential books, uniforms and equipment, or to help you with a disability.
How old do I have to be to enrol onto an Apprenticeship?
Who pays for my Apprenticeship?
To find out more about payment and funding give us a call on 01604 210500
Who is eligible to complete an apprenticeship?
- Learner must not have a Level 4 or higher qualification
- Learner needs to of been a UK citizen for a minimum of 3 years
- Learner must not be on any other government funded qualification or full-time education
- Learner needs to be 16 or older as of August of the previous academic year
- Learner needs to have NO visa to prevent access to public/government funding
- Learner must not have a prior qualification higher than the level enrolling on to within the same sector
- Learner must not be on a zero-hour contract and must work a minimum of 30 hours per week