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At Total People we work in conjunction with Schools, Academies and FE Colleges providing apprenticeships for young people to offer an alternative to classroom based learning. We aim to educate potential new learners, parents and teachers on the benefits of apprenticeships and offer impartial advice to ensure the best outcome for learners.
We ensure learners are well supported, they are assigned a Training Advisor who will conduct one-to-one visits in the workplace and tailor learning to the learners individual needs.
Our 2017 Ofsted report praised Total People’s strong partnerships with employers, which help apprentices develop a good range of personal, social and employability skills, stating “as a result they make highly effective contributions to the workplace, which are valued by their employers”. In return, “many apprentices gain promotion or extra responsibility in their workplace”.
I'm too old to become an apprentice.
Anyone can be an apprentice, as long as they are over 16 years of age.
Apprenticeships are only available in manual industries.
This was once true when apprenticeships first started, however, apprenticeships are now available in a large variety of industries.
We offer apprenticeships in over 30 different sectors ranging from Pharmacy to Digitial, Management, Health & Social Care, Dental Nursing and many more.
Apprentices will never earn very much.
When an apprentice first starts they will be on the apprentice minimum wage, however many employers choose to pay more than this.
In the long term an apprenticeship could lead to a higher than average paid job, with some individuals earning between 77,000 and 117,000 more over their lifetime than similar learners who have a level 2 qualification.