Apprenticeships

Why Choose MITSkills?

If you are looking to start your future career journey or seeking apprentices that help transform your business, you are in the right place.

Our ethos is to deliver the right skills, to the right people, at the right time.

If you’re looking to earn while you learn, then an apprenticeship is ideal for you.

 

Choose To Become An Apprentice

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine study with practical training in a job and usually take between 1-4 years to complete.

You can apply for an apprenticeship if you are 16 or over, living in England and not in full-time education.

An apprentice may be a new or an existing employee and must be working towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard or framework qualification.

Depending on the apprenticeship programme, on a practical basis, the apprentice could be 100% employer-based, attend college on a day or block release course. The course teaches the theory of the subject and some practical elements.

 

How much will you earn?

Find the current rates for the national minimum wage for an apprentice here.

You will be paid not only for working hours (minimum of 30 hours per week) but also for the training (usually one day a week).

You can find out more about the pay and holiday entitlements here.

 

How long is an apprenticeship?

The duration of an apprenticeship training programme must be over 12 months, and for high level apprenticeships for some occupations requiring high level specialist skills, can last for 4 years.

 

Where will you study?

On the job, in your workplace or at one of our training centres.

 

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed at your workplace or one of our training centres.

 

What do you gain if successful?

You will receive a nationally recognised qualification suited to your area. You will also receive workplace experience, with the possibility of a permanent position upon completion of your Apprenticeship.

 

Why choose an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is your initial training in your chosen career path, it is the foundation on which you build your career.

  • You will improve your career prospects
  • You will receive a nationally recognised qualification
  • You will be earning while you are learning

 

Learner advice & guidance

MITSkills is committed to providing learners with information, advice and guidance about learning and careers.

We offer IAG services to support you in your career choice and signpost learners to other local or national service providers. You can get more information here.

 

Where to find additional information?

You can find additional information by downloading MITSkills Apprentice Handbook. Contact us to find out if an apprenticeship is the best option for you.

Apprentice Handbook

 

How to apply?

Apprenticeship vacancies in a variety of careers and industries are available at Find an Apprenticeship. You can search by keyword and once the right job comes up, register on the website and follow the instructions.

We also display apprenticeship vacancies on our website. 

 

Apprentices’ Feedback

My Business Administration apprenticeship has been one of the best choices I have made. Business is one of the few subjects I have always enjoyed and an apprenticeship was the ideal way for me to learn new skills and be able to apply them to a real working environment.

I am gaining valuable experience that I can carry forward with myself after completion. It has also given me a more realistic approach of what I can expect, compared to classroom-based learning at a college.

Fozia - 17

My time training at MITSkills has really helped me grow as a person and become more confident. My assessor has always been supportive of me and helped me achieve the best possible grades.

I have gained a lot of skills from training at MITSkills as they have helped me throughout my training and gone above and beyond to make sure I am happy. For the duration of my apprenticeship my assessor was there for me to help me with any piece of work that I found difficult.

Training with MITSkills has really been the best possible training I could have asked for.

Eleanor - 18

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