What’s the idea of apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give you a chance to work (literally) towards a qualification. They help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen industry.
Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress in your career quickly. You can also begin to earn a good salary much earlier on in your life.
Apprenticeships give you fantastic experience in the working world and show employers that you can ‘hit the ground running’. Hands-on training gives you a real chance to put your skills into practice and helps you to gain more confidence in a working environment.
You earn while you learn. That’s right! No student loans, no tuition fees, and, hopefully, no debt. You’ll be paid a salary by your employer, and the government tends to cover the cost of the training for most young people.
There are over 400 different types of apprenticeships. So whether you’re hankering after a career in business, sport, marketing or construction, there’s something for everyone.
Apprenticeships offer a varied learning experience. You won’t have to spend all of your days studying; most of the time you’ll be working at a company, learning while doing, and learning from others in your industry. You can even gain higher qualifications through apprenticeships, such as HNCs, HNDs, foundation degrees or honours degrees.
Apprenticeships we offer
At Velocity, we offer a range of apprenticeships that we have sector specific lecturers lead. These apprenticeships are:
- L2 Customer Service Practitioner
- L3 Team Leader/Supervisor
- L3 Business Administrator
- L3 Personal Trainer
- L3 Digital Marketer
- L5 Operational Departmental Manager (Foundation Degree Equivalent)
If you hire an apprentice between 1st August 2020 and 31st January 2021 you can receive up to £3,000 as part of the Government’s plan to support employers during the economic recovery. If you hire a new apprentice aged 16-24 you will receive an incentivepayment of £2,000. Contact a member of our Apprenticeship team on 01132 866453 and select extension 1 for more information.
Please click on the links above to find out more about the specific apprenticeship that you may be interested in. If you’re an employer or apprentice candidate and you want more information, contact our head office on 01132 866453 and select extension 1 in order to speak to a member of our Career Development Team. Alternatively, fill out our contact form here.
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