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Why do an Apprenticeship?

Did you know that apprenticeships are not just for school leavers?

Apprenticeships are open to everyone above 16 years old, whether you are just leaving education, have been working for some years or are seeking to start a new career. As long as you are, or want to be, in full-time employment and you live in England, you can apply for an apprenticeship.

Your employer will support you in developing the skills needed to gain your qualification while you continue to work. You will either be required to undertake your apprenticeship 100% in the workplace alongside your job or spend four days each week in the workplace and attend college one day a week (during term time); or sometimes the programme is delivered as a mixture of college and work-based training sessions.

Apprenticeships in Farnborough and Aldershot, and surrounding areas such as Guildford, Basingstoke and Woking, or further afield…

Our Business Services team delivers training and support to apprentices across a large geographical area. Don’t worry if you don’t live in Farnborough or Aldershot, we support apprentices in many areas such as Guildford, Basingstoke, Woking and London. Contact us if you want advice on our programmes.

The apprenticeship programme consists of three areas including a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ), a Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

What’s great about taking an apprenticeship?

  • Earn a wage – earn as you learn, so no need to build up debts whilst you get your qualifications
  • Get relevant skills – improve your chances of getting the job you really want
  • Go further – your apprenticeship can open the door to an advanced apprenticeship, higher education or a new career
  • Get support – improve those essential literacy and numeracy skills along the way