An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme that provides you with practical skills through on-the-job training combined with theoretical knowledge through off-the-job learning. An apprenticeship will give you the best of both worlds, learning and working, enabling you to earn money whilst gaining qualifications and experience to progress in your chosen career.
This framework will provide apprentices with the skills, underpinning knowledge and transferable skills required to operate in each of the engineering sub-sectors, carrying out a wide variety of defined operator/semi-skilled, craft and technician roles through the pathways described.
What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?
Employers have identified a skills shortage in this area. Apprenticeships offer employers the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.
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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme you will need to have completed an intermediate apprenticeship or equivalent and must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 1 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent. If you have attained these grades it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework however if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme. Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
|Location||Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.|
|Fee||An employer contribution may be required|