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There’s no better way to see what an apprenticeship is really like, whether it’s for you, or where to start than by getting to know an apprentice – watch these videos to find out more.

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British Airways higher apprentice James, PR higher apprentice, Monica and Ceri Tranter from Outsource Training and Development explain how to apply for an apprenticeship. James Lawrence from Visa Europe gives hints and tips on what an employer looks for in an apprentice application and Jenny Catlin from Capita explains what help is available for people looking for an apprenticeship.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship can be a great route to a future career

An apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with study. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and gain new skills. In addition you will also study towards a qualification related to the role you are doing. You will also have the opportunity to earn a wage and get holiday pay.

Apprenticeships can be used to support people of all ages to develop their skills and build a career in a new occupation. They can be used to support new employees, or existing employees who are moving into a new role.

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of occupations, and at different levels. Apprenticeships are available in more than 170 industries covering over 1,500 job roles in occupations ranging from engineering and hospitality to construction and legal professionals.

Apprentices are employed so have the same rights as other employees. They must be employed for 30 hours per week to be an apprentice.

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