Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme which combines real work with learning and training, both on and off the job.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme which combines real work with learning and training, both on and off the job. Apprenticeships have become increasingly popular over the years as they enable you to learn whilst you work, whilst also providing a more practical and hands on approach to learning which many people prefer.

There are over 200 Apprenticeships available covering a wide range of sectors. Those who undertake an Apprenticeship and complete it successfully receive an Intermediate, Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship certificate. Apprentices receive a wage, whilst training and working towards the full apprenticeship.

What apprenticeships do we offer?

  • Early Years Educator Level 3
  • Early years practitioner Level 2
  • Teaching Assistant Level 3
  • Children and Young People’s & Families Manager (Option1: Residential Care) Level 5
  • Children and Young People’s & Families Manager (Option2: Community) Level 5
  • Children and Young People’s & Families Practitioner (Option1: Residential Care) Level 4

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  • Team Leader Supervisor Level 3
  • Operations Departmental Manager Level 5
  • Business Administrator Level 3

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Who is an Apprenticeship for?

An apprenticeship is available to anyone from the age of 16, subject to minimum entry requirements and is often available at both level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs level 4 – 9) and 3 (equivalent to 2 A levels). Apprenticeships are also available for anyone currently employed requiring upskilling so that they may achieve a qualification relating to their work which demonstrates their competence.

Ages 16-18

Once you secure a vacancy you can start your apprenticeship and earn while you learn

Age 19+

Where you will receive off the job training to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours for your current role or career progression

Ages 16-18

If you are a school or college leaver you can start an Apprenticeship to gain experience, knowledge, skills, and behaviours and often a recognised qualification. Register with TRN and we will work to locate an apprenticeship vacancy for you in your chosen field. Once you secure a vacancy you can start your apprenticeship and earn while you learn. Apprenticeships are a real and affordable way of getting on the career ladder and starting your route to qualification.

Age 19+

Many people assume that apprenticeships are just for young school leavers when in fact there is no age restriction on who can take an apprenticeship. Simply contact us with your desired area of occupation and we will work to locate an Apprenticeship for you. If you are already in employment, you can still start an Apprenticeship where you will receive off the job training to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours for your current role or career progression.

Anyone already in employment

You can undertake an Apprenticeship with your current employer to achieve a qualification related to your current role. For example if you work on a construction site as a labourer and would like to operate a fork lift truck at work, you can start an apprenticeship with us where we visit you at work to carry out training and assessment on the fork lift truck so that you can achieve an NVQ qualification for this occupational area.

What can I do an Apprenticeship in?

Apprenticeships are available in more than 600 roles across a wide variety of industry sectors. These range from accountancy and business administration to plant, construction, engineering, manufacturing - and many more.

Please contact us to discuss the Apprenticeship you are looking for.

What is involved in an Apprenticeship?

In short, an apprenticeship is an opportunity for you to earn while you learn! As an apprentice you will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help progress your career. You will complete English, Maths and digital skills along with the apprenticeships mandatory units. As an apprentice you will become a real employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. To find out more about apprenticeships, please visit https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/

What is involved in an Apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship programme consists of several component parts. Through the programme an apprentice will develop a deeper understanding of knowledge skills and behaviours in the workplace. The remaining part of the apprenticeship is being aware of and understanding employment rights and responsibilities. Whilst these individual parts may be assessed separately, only when all parts are successfully achieved will an apprentice receive an apprenticeship certificate.

What is involved in an Apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship programme consists of several component parts. Through the programme an apprentice will develop and demonstrate their knowledge and skills and prove their occupational competence whilst also demonstrating that they have met the standards in functional skills. The remaining part of the apprenticeship is being aware of and understanding employment rights and responsibilities. Whilst these individual parts may be assessed separately, only when all parts are successfully achieved will an apprentice receive an apprenticeship certificate.

The minimum component parts of an Apprenticeship / Advanced Apprenticeship are as follows:

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Advanced Apprenticeship

Early Years Practitioner Level 2

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.

Business Administrator Level 3

Business administrators have a highly transferable set of knowledge, skills and behaviours that can be applied in all sectors. This includes small and large businesses alike; from the public sector, private sector and charitable sector. The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities.

How long does an Apprenticeship last?

It varies – depending on the sector, the qualification you are going for and the skills you already have. Generally, an Apprenticeship takes between one and two years to complete. If you are already in employment Apprenticeship programmes may be shorter depending upon the sector and prior learning.

If I am not in employment but I start an apprenticeship do I get paid?

From April 2022 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices aged 16-18 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship is £4.81 per hour. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be
entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.

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