What are apprenticeships?
An apprenticeship is a structured training programme that combines on-the-job learning with off-the-job training. Apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn and gain the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. The minimum wage for apprentices is £5.28 per hour. However, many apprentices earn significantly more than this.
As an apprentice you’ll:
- be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- get time for training and study related to your role
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Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industries and occupations, from engineering and construction to hair and beauty.
For a full list of apprenticeship standards available visit the Insitute for Apprenticeships website.
What apprenticeships can I do at HBTC?
At HBTC we offer apprenticeships in Hull, East Yorkshire and North & North East Lincolnshire in the following subject fields:
- Business Administrator (Level 3)
- Customer Service (Level 2 and 3)
- Digital Marketing (Level 3)
- Digital Support Technician (Level 3)
- Information Communication Technician (Level 3)
- Teaching Assistant (Level 3)
Apprenticeships offer a clear progression route, allowing apprentices to progress from an intermediate apprenticeship to an advanced apprenticeship or even a higher apprenticeship. Many apprentices also go on to study for a degree or other higher level qualification such as a HND or foundation degree.
Apprenticeships usually last for one to five years, depending on the level of apprenticeship and the occupation. Apprenticeships are available from Level 2 to Level 7.
That sounds great! How do I apply?
If you’re interested in apprenticeships, get in touch with us and we’d be more than happy to discuss them with you further. We have a wide variety of apprenticeship options available across many different industries so there’s sure to be something that interests you!
Alternatively, you can register your interest and we’ll give you a call to discuss apprenticeships and the opportunities available.
What do the different levels mean?
Level 2 Apprenticeships / Intermediate Apprenticeships
Level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes. To be accepted onto Level 2 programme, applicants need to have enthusiasm and eagerness about learning as well a reasonable educational standard.
Level 3 Apprenticeships / Advanced Apprenticeships
Level 3 apprenticeships are equivalent to 2 A-Level passes. To be accepted onto a Level 3 apprenticeship programme, applicants will need a good educational standard, a willingness to learn and preferably some good work experience.
Level 4 Apprenticeships / Higher Apprenticeships
A Level 4 apprenticeship is equivalent to a certificate of higher education (CertHE) or a Higher National Certificate (HNC). Applicants will be required to have a high educational standard, significant and related work experience and preferably a Level 3 apprenticeship. Learners who undertake Level 4 apprenticeships are often already working within their chosen field and the course represents an opportunity to upskill.
Level 5 Apprenticeships / Higher Apprenticeships
Level 5 apprenticeships are equivalent to a foundation degree, diploma of higher education (DipHE) and higher national diploma (HND). Applicants will be required to have a high educational standard, significant and related work experience and preferably a Level 3 apprenticeship. Learners who undertake Level 5 apprenticeships are often already working within their chosen field and the course represents an opportunity to upskill.
Level 6 Apprenticeships / Higher Apprenticeships
Level 6 apprenticeships are equivalent to a degree with honours. These are apprenticeships are typically offered by Universities and have strict requirements from employers. You will almost certainly need prior qualifications that are transferable to the apprenticeship.
Level 7 Apprenticeships / Higher Apprenticeships
Level 7 apprenticeships are equivalent to a master’s degree. These are apprenticeships are typically offered by Universities and have strict requirements from employers. You will almost certainly need prior qualifications that are transferable to the apprenticeship.