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Earning while learning is a great way to kickstart your career or progress within your current role and apprenticeships offer you just that. 

If you’re ready to start an apprenticeship, there are a number of things to consider first so read on to find out what steps you need to take. 

What to expect 

An apprenticeship blends professional training with on-the-job learning. You’ll study for a recognised qualification and earn a wage, while gaining experience in a job at the same time.  

You can research how apprenticeships work by searching for real apprentice stories on social media, employer websites and more. Our News and Blogs page features a wide range of learner and employer case studies so you can see reasons for applying, what’s involved and the benefits of apprenticeships. 

Whether you’re already employed or want to start a career in a chosen industry, we can help to find the right opportunity for you. Take a look at our apprenticeships page to find out more.  

What level apprenticeship 

Each industry has its own standards that you’ll get trained in and assessed on so it’s a good idea to find out what they are. 

The level of learning you can apply for will often depend on what qualifications you have. If you’ve just left school, Intermediate Level 2 or Advanced Level 3 apprenticeships might be right for you. If you’ve got A levels or equivalent or even have a degree, you might want to explore higher or degree level apprenticeships. 

At Total People we offer qualifications at every level, from Level 1 Pathways to Apprenticeships and Traineeships to Level 7 which is equivalent to a Masters degree. 

Find out what we offer in our Sectors page.  

Find the right apprenticeship employer 

If you’ve always wanted to work in a particular industry or with an employer, a bit of research can often help. Search employer or sector websites to view what’s on offer, if any apprenticeship schemes are available and their locations, and remember to read any case studies as to where apprentices have progressed on to. 

If your chosen employer has an apprenticeship scheme, you can always try and find out more about it. Consider reaching out and contacting them to get your questions answered. 

Find apprenticeship vacancies 

Each country within the UK offers its own official apprenticeship site and in England this is gov.uk. You can use this website to search for apprenticeship by keyword or browse the different sectors. 

You can always contact an apprenticeship provider to discuss what options are available to you, to view available apprenticeships and to apply. 

Our dedicated team have a wealth of experience and can guide you to the right match for your career ambitions. Call 03333 222 666 to speak to a member of our team.  

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