Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships

The Association offers a range of training and employment opportunities for school leavers and the young employed. These are funded by the West Midlands Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and are, therefore, offered at no cost to the delegates.

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are designed as an entry level occupational qualification or as a stepping stone to an Advanced Apprenticeship. You will be linked to an employer at the start of the programme who will either employ you, or have made a commitment to do so.

Training will take place on a day or block-release basis leading an occupational framework incorporating an NVQ level 2, relevant Functional Skills and a Technical Certificate. Details of these will vary with occupational area. It is possible to progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship when you complete the programme.

Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced Apprenticeships are designed for learners capable of attaining level 3 qualifications, either directly or by first completing an apprenticeship. You will be employed by a sponsoring company and receive training by day or block release based on the occupational framework.

This will include, as a minimum, an NVQ level 3, relevant Functional Skills units and a Technical Certificate. It is usual for additional training and qualifications to be available during the apprenticeship, usually through your employer, which supplements the basic framework.

Business Administration

An Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship offers a firm foundation for career progression through a framework of qualifications offered within an environment of real work experience. Most of our apprentices secure employment during the programme.

Warehouse & Storage

An Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship offers a firm foundation for career progression through a framework of qualifications offered within an environment of real work experience. Most of our apprentices secure employment during the programme.

Team Leader/Management

An Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship offers a firm foundation for career progression through a framework of qualifications offered within an environment of real work experience. Most of our apprentices secure employment during the programme.

Customer Service

An Apprenticeship or Advanced Apprenticeship offers a firm foundation for career progression through a framework of qualifications offered within an environment of real work experience. Most of our apprentices secure employment during the programme.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineers are still sought after in this region. Companies either manufacture their own products or are part of the supply chain for others. There are many jobs within this industry such as Maintenance, Electrical Installation, PCB Assemblers, Electricians, Quality and Technical Support.

Mechanical Engineering

Manufacturing is still the largest employer in the region. Companies either manufacture their own products or are part of the supply chain for others. There are many jobs within this industry such as Toolmaking, Machining, Welding, Maintenance, Fabrication, Fitting, Design, Quality and Technical Support.

Fabrication and Welding

Manufacturing is still the largest employer in the region. Companies either manufacture their own products or are part of the supply chain for others. There are many jobs within this industry such as Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker, Welder, Fabricator/Welder, Design, Quality and Technical Support.

Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance

Manufacturing is still the largest employer in the region. Companies either maintain their own products or are part of the supply chain for others. There are many jobs within this industry such as Electrical, Mechanical, Repairs, Lift Engineers, Service Engineers, Testers, Quality and Technical Support.

Have you visited the NAS website?

If not, visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has been designed to increase the number of Apprenticeship employment opportunities. If you register with NAS, you can gain access to their database of Apprenticeship vacancies and the service will help you search and apply for job vacancies.

Employer Grant (AGE 16 to 24)

If you are a business employing up to 1000 employees and interested in recruiting a young apprentice you could be eligible to receive the £1,500 grant.

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