Understanding Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are work based programmes that enable adults and young people to gain nationally recognised qualifications across all levels through a mixture of on and off-the-job training.  An apprenticeship is designed to enhance your level of competency and confidence, allowing you to develop your practical skills and knowledge in the workplace.

There are many benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship including:

  • Earning a wage as you learn new skills
  • Getting paid holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Receiving practical, on-the-job work experience
  • Gaining a nationally recognised qualification which is highly attractive to your current and future employers
  • Your training will either be funded which means you can avoid the large debts associated with going to university
  • Progression route to higher education through higher and degree apprenticeships

Find an Apprenticeship with our Career Zone

The Career Zone is a professional recruitment service dedicated to helping you find an apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship matching service has strong relationships with hundreds of employers across the region.

With dozen of active vacancies throughout the year, this means that we have employers ready and waiting to hire you.

Whether you are leaving school, currently at college, an adult in employment looking to upskill or you are unemployed, the Career Zone would love to hear from you. To speak to one of our specialist advisors call 01772 225222 or email: careers@preston.ac.uk

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