Apprenticeships at South Essex College
What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are work-based training courses designed around the needs of employers, which provide paid employees with nationally recognised qualifications and key transferable skills. Available to anyone over the age of 16 who is in employment, Apprenticeships are a cost-effective means of filling skills gaps in an organisation. They allow employers to train new staff as well as upskill current employees to meet the demands of the future. Unlike some other Further Education options which are almost entirely classroom-based, Apprentices train mostly on-the-job, with an element of classroom-based study to validate and reinforce their learning.
Apprenticeships for school leavers
If you live in Essex, have just left school and already have a job in the industry you want to work in, an Apprenticeship could be a good way of furthering your education. Read more about Apprenticeships for school leavers, including the most frequently asked questions.
Apprenticeships for adults
Apprenticeships aren’t just for young people. No matter if you’re 16 or 60, if you’re looking to change careers or if you want to improve the career you are already in, an adult Apprenticeship can give you the skills and confidence to succeed!
Apprenticeships for employers
Apprenticeships are the gold standard of work-based training courses. Designed around the needs of your business, Apprenticeships can give your staff the skills they need to succeed in your industry along with nationally-recognised qualifications that validate their expertise.
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