What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a mix of work and training.
As an apprentice, you’ll have a job with an employer where you’ll work as a member of their team and be trained to do a specific role by your colleagues or supervisor.
As part of your apprenticeship programme you’ll spend time at Gateshead College where you’ll receive up to date training that is relevant to your job. You’ll come away not only with a fantastic set of skills and work experience but with a nationally recognised qualification that is valued by employers.
Usually the qualification you’ll receive will be a technical certificate and an NVQ. There are three different levels of apprenticeship training, if your employer agrees you could progress up to Level 3 Higher Apprenticeship which is the same as a Foundation Degree.
When you finish your apprenticeship you’ll have a fantastic set of skills and hands-on work experience to put on your CV. Many apprentices are promoted and go on to successfully climb the career ladder.