An apprenticeship is a job with training. Entry requirements vary, you may need some GCSEs and to pass a test for some opportunities.
Apprenticeships give you the chance to develop skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications, usually NVQ level 2 or 3, key skills and Functional Skills.
Assessment is a mixture of on -and off -the -job training with some further exams and tests. Your Personal Adviser will have details about vacancies for apprentices. www.workabout.org.uk. There is also a national apprenticeship vacancy website www.apprenticeships.org.uk See Applying for Apprenticeships below.
This means that you have a permanent job with an employer, with the appropriate rate of pay for the job. Most apprenticeships are classed as ‘employed status’ from day one.