Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships provide a paid route into a skilled job – helping you learn in work, developing towards a rewarding career in 100s of professions.

 

Apprenticeships have changed

Did you know you can get into almost any career through an apprenticeship? A pilot, a lawyer, a nurse, a teacher, a software developer, even a doctor apprenticeship is being developed!

Apprenticeships provide a paid route into a skilled job – helping you learn in work, developing towards a rewarding career in 100s of professions. 

Supplytrain can help you find an employer who is looking to recruit and develop their next star employee.

Email us details of where you’re based in the UK and what career you’d like to work towards, and we can put you in touch with businesses looking to develop young people in your area. 

Benefits of apprenticeships

Whether you’ve been to university or not, it can be really hard for young people who are job searching and all you see on job adverts is ‘prior experience needed’.

Apprenticeships can help you get your foot on the career ladder working towards a rewarding career without needing experience in the role previously.

An apprenticeship is basically a job with training. This means you get paid a trainee wage, whilst learning on the job and receiving plenty of time to develop your skills and knowledge of your chosen profession.

Depending on the profession, you can also get professional status, NVQs or even a degree or master’s degree – without having to pay a penny towards the costs! This means at the end of the apprenticeship not only do you have ‘experience’ but qualifications too – which makes you more employable and able to attract higher wages in the future.

Finding an apprenticeship

There are a few ways to find an apprenticeship.

1. You can find an apprenticeship using the government website

2. You can get in touch with organisations in your local area that you want to work at and ask them for an opportunity as an apprentice. If the employer hasn’t taken on apprentices before – signpost them to us and we’ll tell them how to make it happen.

3. You can email us with details of where you’re based in the UK and what career you’d like to work towards, and we can put you in touch with businesses looking to develop young people in your area.

What about the Kickstart scheme?

If you’re under 25 and collecting universal credit, you are probably eligible for the Kickstart scheme. This is another way to get work experience that will help you move into longer-term work more easily.

Employers all over the country are taking on young people for 6-month jobs – where you’ll work a minimum of 25 hours a week at National Minimum Wage and be supported with careers advice to make you more employable longer-term.

Even if you can’t find your dream job through the Kickstart scheme, getting 6-months work will look great on your CV and many employers are likely to keep you on after the 6-month placement too.

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