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 option for you. Apprenticeships are work-based learning courses that allow you work and earn a wage while gaining practical and transferable craft skills alongside a nationally recognised qualification.
As an Apprentice, you work for a company as a paid employee, alongside more experienced members of staff, and your training is tailored around your employer’s needs so that you learn the skills the employers are looking for.
Apprenticeships are a good option as they will train you for a career in a specific industry whilst at the same time allowing you to keep your options open to continue your studies later on, should you choose to. As an Apprentice you will:
- Get paid
- Receive paid holiday allowance
- Be trained for a specific job or industry
- Get work experience
- Gain job-specific and transferable skills
- Get a nationally-recognised qualification
Apprenticeships cost a lot less than some other education options, which means you can get the skills you need without having to borrow a lot of money. As Apprenticeships are equivalent to Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications, they can also offer an alternative entry route to degree level study.
Apprenticeships in Essex
For more specific information about our Apprenticeship courses, read our frequently asked questions about Apprenticeships. Alternatively, you can call us on 0845 52 12345 and ask to speak with the Business Development Team (or email Business@SouthEssex.ac.uk).
You can also see what companies in and around Essex are currently recruiting Apprentices by registering with the Apprenticeship Vacancy Matching Service and searching for vacancies in the Essex area.
Check out these guides from the National Apprenticeship Service:
For more detailed information please see our full list of Apprenticeships.