What are Apprenticeships and Traineeships?
Apprenticeships and traineeships are programmes designed to assist young people in getting into their desired field of work by providing them with the skills and knowledge needed for a particular job or trade.
These programmes usually require you to undertake ‘on the job’ training and ‘off the job’ learning. They may also allow you to earn money whilst you are training.
Although they are very similar, there are slight differences between apprenticeships and traineeships. We have provided further information on each of these programmes below, as well as useful links to gain a better idea about whether an apprenticeship or traineeship is right for you.
Traineeships are programmes that provide individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience to gain access to apprenticeships or jobs. They also offer support in Maths and English skills which are needed to start an apprenticeship.
These programmes usually last between six weeks and six months, and focus on a specific area you want to start an apprenticeship or career in.
For more information on traineeships, including areas you can train in and how to apply, visit the links below:
Apprenticeships are programmes that provide individuals with the opportunity to gain practical work experience whilst studying to become fully qualified in a specific area or industry. They also allow you to earn money whilst you are training.
These programmes usually last between one and four years, and are available across four levels:
- Intermediate (equivalent to NVQ level 2, or 5 x GCSE passes – grade A* to C)
- Advanced (equivalent to NVQ level 3, or 2 x A level passes)
- Higher (equivalent to NVQ level 4 or above, or a foundation degree)
- Degree (equivalent to NVQ level 6 and 7, or a Bachelors/Masters degree)
For more information on apprenticeships, including areas you can train in and how to apply, visit the links below: