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Information from the Success at School careers advice service
Apprenticeships these days come in all shapes and sizes. With an apprenticeship, you could train to be a solicitor, engineer, journalist, pharmacist or graphic designer—and that's just for starters. You will also be paid a wage, and any qualifications you undertake as part of your apprenticeship—including a university degree—will be paid for by your employer.
This short video provides a good overview:
Back to basics
An apprenticeship is a paid job with training. Apprentices also work towards relevant qualifications while on the job. There are four type of apprenticeships:
- Intermediate: Equivalent to 5 GCSEs
- Advanced: Equivalent to 2 'A' Levels
- Higher: Equivalent to a higher education qualification, and can include a foundation degree, bachelor's (aka undergraduate) degree, or even a master's degree (a postgraduate qualification)
- Degree: All degree apprentices work towards a bachelor's or master's degree.
What are the basic requirements?
A basic level of literacy and numeracy is required to undertake any apprenticeship. If you don't have any GCSEs in English or Maths, you may be able to—depending on the apprenticeship—work towards a "functional skills" qualification while they do their apprenticeship. There are also traineeships students can undertake if they do not qualify for an apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships vs. University
This short video should help you understand whether apprenticeships or university might be better for you.
How to find an apprenticeship
- Look up apprenticeships on the Success at School website
- Use the government's Find An Apprenticeship website.
- Check local government websites, such as Oxfordshire County Council
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