Apprenticeships are structured training programmes undertaken within a working environment. They combine on-the-job learning with off-the-job development of skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships benefit businesses by providing structured training programmes which meet specific workplace needs, and which are subsidised by the government for the majority of apprentices. Apprentices benefit by gaining real-world experience while earning a wage and using these new skills to provide them with recognised qualifications. This creates a win-win situation for both parties.
Apprenticeships can be taken by anyone aged 16 and above. (Apprenticeships for most people last between 12 – 18 months).
Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular with those leaving school or college, and provide a real alternative to university. Changes to the way apprenticeships are recognised mean that achieving a level 3 programme will accrue points needed to secure a university place in the future.
There are several options for study with Rewards Training, all of them designed to help individuals and businesses improve their prospects.