Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain a nationally recognised industry qualification and valuable workplace skills, all whilst earning a wage!
Training you in the skills employers want, apprenticeships give you choices in your career. Following your apprenticeship you could continue working for your employer or go on to higher education in a college or university.
Why choose an apprenticeship?
- Earn a wage with paid holidays
- Gain a recognised qualification
- Receive on-the-job training working alongside experienced staff
- Learn job specific skills
- Start your training at any time of the year
- Enhance career progression within your industry
Apprenticeships are designed to allow you to ‘earn while you learn’ with most of your time spent at your workplace and usually one day per week at Reaseheath.
There are two types: Level 2 Apprenticeship (Intermediate) and Level 3 Apprenticeship (Advanced).
The Level 2 Apprenticeship takes between 18 and 24 months and the Level 3 Apprenticeship takes between 12 and 24 months. Before your apprenticeship starts we will invite you for an interview and initial assessment.
If you are aged 16 and over and working 30 hours or more a week you can begin an apprenticeship at Reaseheath. For Level 2 Apprenticeships a 12 month ‘fast track’ option is available for those with relevant experience and a high academic ability.*
On starting your apprenticeship you will be invited to Reaseheath for an induction and allocated a Work- Based Assessor who will support and guide you throughout your apprenticeship. Reaseheath apprentices may also access college transport or accommodation, depending on whether you will be attending college on day or block release.
If you are aged over 19 at the start of your apprenticeship your employer will be expected to make a contribution towards the cost of training.
*This is available on all programme areas except construction, construction plant maintenance, mechanical engineering and vehicle parts.