Are you one of the many school leavers or thinking of career change, who want to earn money and learn new skills? Then an Apprenticeship might be the right choice for you.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprentices are normally employed for at least 30 hours a week.  Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

Apprentices are expected to work towards a nationally recognised qualification usually on a day release basis at a Training Centre.

Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply. There is no age restriction; anyone can do an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the Apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £2.60 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

Why is the training important?

As a new employee most of your training will take place on the job.  You will be expected to do a real job whilst you learn new skills along the way from experienced staff.

The Apprenticeship qualifications are designed with the help of employers from the industry you choose to work in.  The qualifications are structured to develop the skills you need to do your job well.  All the things you will study will be very useful in your job and help you succeed in your future career.

There are targets and checks along the way to make sure you are making progress.

Apprenticeship Levels

There are two levels of Apprenticeships available at the Elite Assessing, Training and Development:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships

Intermediate level Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as:

  • NVQ or Diploma Level 2
  • Functional Skills – English, Maths & ICT
  • Relevant knowledge based qualification


Advanced Level Apprenticeships

Advanced level Apprentices work towards work-based learning qualifications such as:

  • NVQ or Diploma Level 3
  • Functional Skills – English, Maths & ICT
  • Relevant knowledge based qualification

A full list of courses and apprenticeship opportunities that we offer can be found on our courses page here.


The Benefits

The many benefits of choosing an Apprenticeship include:

  • Earning money
  • Getting paid for holidays
  • Receiving training
  • Gaining qualifications
  • Learning new skills and knowledge that employers want
  • Progression to higher education

Most Apprentices enjoy the independence that earning their own money can bring.  They soon become confident in their ability to use new skills and enjoy the career opportunities that achieving a qualification and real work experience can offer them.


Top tips on how to get started

Step 1
Have a look at the type of Apprenticeship programmes that we offer to see if there is anything you would like to do here.
Step 2
Register with us at Elite training →
Step 3
Look in the recruitment section of the local newspaper to see if any companies are advertising Apprenticeship vacancies.  Search websites of companies you would like to work for.
Step 4
Get in touch directly with those companies you would like to work for.  Chat to your careers advisor about the best way to get in touch, either by telephone or letter.
Step 5
Once you have secured a job as an Apprentice you can enrol with us at any time of the year onto your chosen Apprenticeship programme.

What if I can’t find an employer?   Don’t worry…

You can register with the Elite Assessing, Training & Development Employment Services “Together we can get to work” and we can assist you in your job search and CV skills OR you could enroll on a full-time course with us and when you are successful in finding a job you can transfer onto an appropriate Apprenticeship programme.

Call our Apprenticeship Team who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.