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APPRENTICESHIPS

WHY CHOOSE CITY TRAINING SERVICES?

  • We offer apprenticeships and traineeships in a huge range of sectors giving young people the opportunity to earn while they learn.
  • We are the #1 provider of 16-18 apprenticeships in the Leeds City Region.
  • We have been delivering apprenticeships for over 30 years and have supported thousands of people to successfully complete their apprenticeship and go on to have successful careers.
  • Our success rates are higher than the national average and many of our apprentices have won industry awards.
  • We work with a wide range of excellent employers throughout the country who provide great opportunities to our apprentices. Employers include The NHS, BASF, Burberry, Yorkshire Water, NG Bailey, Morrisons and Swarovski.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO AN APPRENTICESHIP?

  • You will gain industry recognised qualifications and build real hands on work experience all whilst earning a salary. Put simply – you earn while you learn.
  • Apprenticeships can lead to Higher Education such as a Foundation degree for some areas.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I BE DOING DURING MY APPRENTICESHIP?

  • Vocational Qualifications – This is the ‘hands on’ part of your training which shows that you understand your job and how to do it effectively, it is often referred to as ‘competency or NVQ’.
  • Knowledge Qualifications – This is the ‘theory’ part of your training which could be classroom based sessions in a college environment and will help build your knowledge and develop your technical skills.
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) – Learn about the nine national outcomes for EER, such as your rights and responsibilities under Employment Law, Health & Safety and career pathways for your chosen career.
  • Functional Skills – Increase your confidence by developing your English, Mathematics and ICT skills.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) – learn about creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learning, team work, self- management and effective participation.

HOW MUCH CAN I EARN?

  • The apprenticeship minimum wage is set at £3.40 (as of October 2016) however many employers pay more than this. Pay is dependent on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship.
  • The apprenticeship minimum wage applies to 16-18 year olds and those aged over 19 and in the first year of their apprenticeship. After their first year, apprentices aged 19 and above earn at least the national minimum wage.
  • Apprentices get paid 5 days per week meaning they earn whilst they work and whilst they study.

WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

  • An apprenticeship is a work based qualification that combines ‘on the job’ training in a real paid job with ‘off the job’ study on a day or block release basis.
  • An average week for an apprentice includes one day studying at a college or private training provider and the rest of the week gaining work experience
    in a real job.
  • Apprenticeships last between one and four years depending on the industry and level.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET?

To begin with, you will be assigned a Recruitment Co-ordinator whose role it is to find you an employer with which to do your apprenticeship. It is their job to match you with a suitable employer, send your CV for apprenticeship vacancies and arrange interviews on your behalf.

Once you have started your apprenticeship, you will be assigned a Training Coordinator. It is their role to support you from day one and for the duration of your Apprenticeship. They will visit you every 10 weeks to review your progress and will be available to speak to you at any time should you need to. Your assessors and tutors are also there to support you with your qualifications throughout your training.

TRAINEESHIPS

WHAT IS A TRAINEESHIP?

A traineeship is an education and training programme that includes a work Placement to help you develop the necessary workplace skills to progress into employment or further learning.

The course will also give you an opportunity to develop your English and Maths (if required) and develop a range of employability based skills that will prepare you for your future career.

Traineeships are available in a wide range of sectors including Business, Childcare Construction and Pharmacy plus many more.

IS THE COURSE FREE?

Yes provided you are aged 16-24 and do not have any qualifications at Level 3 or above i.e. A-level/NVQ L3.

HOW LONG WILL THE COURSE LAST?

Approximately 14 weeks from starting.

IS THE WORK PLACEMENT PAID?

No, but the employer may contribute towards travel and meal costs. We aim to support all students by arranging Metro Bus/Train travel passes during the first month, thereafter supported by a weekly cash allowance to cover further travel costs.

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO TAKE MATHS AND ENGLISH?

No, only if you have GCSEs (grades A-C) or L2 qualifications in maths or English.

APPLICATIONS

HOW DO I APPLY?

You can apply for an apprenticeship at any time during the year. Please be aware that some of our apprenticeships start in September so we advise you to apply by Easter.

You can apply by clicking the ‘Apply’ link on the home page of our website at www.citytraining.org.uk. This link will direct you to our online application form. Complete the form with your personal details, qualifications and experience and click ‘submit’.

Providing you meet our entry criteria, we will then invite you in for an initial assessment which consists of a short online maths and English test and an interview. Each apprenticeship has a benchmark level which you will need to achieve in the assessment to be eligible. If you fail to meet the benchmark for the course of your choice, you will be given the opportunity to resit the assessment on one more occasion.

Once you have successfully completed the assessment and interview, we will begin the search for an employer for you to start your apprenticeship with and get your career started!

If you have any questions about our application process, please contact us by calling 01274 728316.

Any further questions?

We’re happy to help! Give us a call on 01274 728316, or send an email to info@citytraining.org.uk.


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