Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working and learning together. It's an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to get in to a great career to learn on the job whilst gain skills, experience and qualifications. It's a fact that apprenticeship schemes are extremely valuable to businesses, giving employers the opportunity to find and develop new talent.
Apprenticeships are not just for young school leavers these days, people of all ages and from all walks of life choose to ‘earn whilst they learn’. It’s a fantastic way to improve skills or learn an entirely new trade.
There is a huge range of apprenticeship schemes on offer, covering everything from hairdressing to engineering. The Government have introduced a number of business incentives to encourage employers to take on apprentices so you should have no trouble in finding employers in any given sector looking for people like you.
You may even find that your current employer has or is interested in setting up an Apprenticeship scheme through a training provider such as Business Training Solutions. You won’t know unless you ask!
If you’re interested in finding out more, take a look at Northumberland College's Apprenticeship training programmes