They are a great way to get the qualification(s) you need, without missing out on your work. Your employer covers the cost of your study, so you won’t have to pay for any of it yourself.
Simply put, you’ll earn while you learn: apprenticeships combine on-the-job training (about 80% of your normal week) with off-the-job learning (about 20%), meaning you’ll get the perfect balance between work and study. What’s more, you’ll get the benefits of your relationship with both sides – the pension schemes and paid leave of an employer, and the facilities, discounts and support services of a major university.
Your apprenticeship in the workplace…
You’ll work a normal week – typically about 30 hours – with your employer, building up your hands-on experience and putting your learning into practice. That employer could be a huge national chain or a small local business; all kinds of companies invest in developing their staff. You’ll be paid a salary, and don’t need to worry about your apprenticeship interrupting your other commitments. We’ll come to your workplace or arrange an online meeting for visits and assessments, to make sure you’re progressing in the role and learning like you need to.
… and on campus
For most of your apprenticeship, you’ll be learning on the job. But when it comes to the uni element – whether you’re visiting us for classes, meeting with your tutors and mentors, or just using facilities like the library – you can expect the same standards of learning and support. The taught lessons are a nice change of pace, giving you the chance to build up key skills and ask lots of questions.
We’ve been named nationally as a “University of the Year” in 2017, 2018 and 2019, meaning there’s no better partner to complete your apprenticeship with. With us, you can expect a great experience in and outside of the classroom – the perfect blend of theory and hands-on practice.
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