Do you know the exact career path you want to take?
Apprenticeships can be a great way to learn on the job and study for a qualification at the same time.
Available at different levels from the age of 16, there are so many opportunities to start your career via an apprenticeship scheme.
We recommend London LMI as a great source of information for students and parents alike regarding all things apprenticeship.
Apprentices learn practical skills whilst also studying for a qualification.
As an apprentice, you will be paid a wage and employed just like any other employee.
You study will be funded by the UK government and the employer.
You will find that many sectors offer apprenticeships as a route to specific careers and it has been on the increase in recent years.
More students are attracted by the ‘on-the-job’ learning and funded study. Some examples include:
- Banking & finance;
- Creative Media;
- Digital technologies; and
- Many more
Make sure you use your Upskill Me platform to track and record your transferable skills throughout your time at Logic.
This will really help you stand out from the crowd when making applications for apprenticeships.
You can share your profile, or use the information you have included in Upskill Me to help you complete your applications.
Use the useful links tab to find the right apprenticeship for you.
There are 4 types and 7 levels of apprenticeships.
The table below describes the equivalent level of qualification when compared to traditional academic studies.
|Intermediate 2||5 GCSE passes at A* – C or 9 – 4|
|Advanced 3||2 A Level passes/Level 3 Diploma/ International Baccalaureate|
|Higher 4, 5, 6 & 7||Foundation degree or above|
|Degree 6 & 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
Which level is right for me?
Whilst the levels are a helpful indicator of the level of study required, don’t be restricted by these. You might find an apprenticeship in your chosen career at any of these levels.
Do you research so that you know exactly what you are applying for. Ask questions to get a real understanding of the work you will be doing and when and how you will be studying.
Want to do an apprenticeship but not sure which industry/ area of study is right for you? Use the Skill-o-meter to help you.
The entry requirements will differ by employer and level of apprenticeship.
Some apprenticeships do not require you to have any GCSEs and employers are interested in how you would fit in to the organisation.
Others may require GCSEs/ A-levels or equivalent.
Read the job description carefully to understand if you meet the entry requirements.
An apprenticeship will involve 80% working and 20% study.
How that is split over the course of a year can vary. You could be attending college one day a week/ blocks of a week or more at a time/ studying online.
A Parent’s Guide to Apprenticeships
Podcasts for Parents about Apprenticeships
Find useful information on the UCAS website.
Filter by apprenticeship level and search on the government website.
Search for different options and advice at Rate My Apprenticeship.
Read case studies and find roles at Not Going to Uni.