Apprenticeships are for anyone aged over 16, and are a valuable way to get the skills you need to improve your chances of getting a better quality job. They are a genuine job and you are employed from the very first day.
Apprenticeships combine practical training with study. You will work alongside experienced staff – gain job-specific skills – earn a wage and get holiday pay. Time is given for study related to the role, equivalent to one day a week.
Apprenticeships can take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level. The levels range from GCSE to Master’s Degree equivalents. You can find more information here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/a-guide-to-apprenticeships.
You need to be living in England and not currently in full time education to be eligible.
Below are links to for potential apprentices, employers, parents, guardians, and those advising young people.
The myglobalbridge platform will be rolled out to secondary/middle schools and six form colleges across the region from the autumn term 2021.
The secure platform empowers students to showcase their talents to educational institutions and potential employers, to create connections and assist with recruitment of talent through workplace opportunities such as apprenticeships. It will connect young people in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland with opportunities for apprenticeships and workplace training.
Schools and employers who are interested in the myglobalbridge platform should contact Globalbridge.
If you wish to know more about the NTCA apprenticeship programme email Andrew.Gladstone.Heighton@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk
Textiles/Fashion Apprenticeship Opportunity
Oddballs are looking to take a cohort of young people who are coming to the end of their time in full time education and are interested in the textile/fashion industry.
Pre Apprenticeship in Construction
There is currently an opportunity to gain training support and skills in construction.
Traineeship Opportunities for Employers
Employers who offer work placement opportunities for traineeships for 70 hours or more are eligible to receive an incentive payment of £1000 per learner, for up to 10 learners.
If you are an employer who can offer work placements or experience and are interested in this incentive opportunity, follow this link to find out more.
What jobs can be an apprenticeship?
There is a list of the apprenticeships available here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/787716/Apps_Framesworks-150319.pdf
How do I find an apprenticeship?
You can talk to your local college or training provider
Or apply through the government’s “become an apprentice” site available here: https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/apply-for-an-apprenticeship
The North East Growth Hub has a range of information for employers:
Why should I employ an apprentice?
How can I recruit an apprentice?