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Hull College Apprenticeships

December 1, 2021

If you know what you want to do and can't wait to get into the workplace, then an apprenticeship may be the perfect option for you.

Apprenticeships offer great future earning potential and fantastic opportunities for real future career development. They consist of a real job and training, providing you with the opportunity to gain industry knowledge and skills on the job, whilst working towards a nationally-recognised qualification.

Here at Hull College, we offer a range of apprenticeships in various subject areas and at different levels. So if you are 16 or older, get in touch:

By phone: 0300 330 2010
By email: apprenticeships@hcuktraining.co.uk

Check out out our current vacancies here.

What Is An Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an exciting option - you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice at the same time. An apprenticeship is a real job - with a contract of employment - where you learn, gain experience and get paid. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge - along with an industry recognised qualification - to give you a head start at work.

As An Apprentice, You’ll…

• Learn and train for a specific job
• Get paid and receive holiday leave
• Get hands-on experience in a real job
• Study for at least 20% of your working hours - usually at a college, university or with a training provider
• Complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
• Be on a career path with lots of future potential

Who Can Do An Apprenticeship?

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above. From school leavers, to people who would like to upskill in their current roles and those who would like a complete career change - there is no upper age limit. In most cases there are no formal qualifications needed to do an apprenticeship however, some employers and training providers may ask for GCSEs (A-C) in English, Maths and Science for higher level apprenticeships.

How Much Will You Earn?

What you earn will depend on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship you choose. If you are aged 16 to 18 or in the first year of your apprenticeship, you’re entitled to the apprentice rate. If you're 19 or over and have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, you’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage. This is the minimum you’ll earn - many employers pay a lot more and offer apprentices a competitive salary.

What Levels Of An Apprenticeship Are Available?

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A Level.

How Long Does An Apprenticeship Last?

It can take between one and six years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is, your previous experience and the industry sector. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an advanced Level 3 apprenticeship around 24 months.

What Do You Do When You’ve Finished?

It is up to you what you do when you have finished your apprenticeship. Research has shown that apprenticeships boost productively, retention and overall business performance, so more and more employers are now looking to grow their businesses both through taking on apprentices and hiring former apprentices. Plus, over 90% of apprentices stay in employment after their course ends. That’s a great statistic and shows how valued their qualifications and experience are. Alternatively, you may also decide to apply for university.

How Do You Apply?

Applying for an apprenticeship is just like applying for a job, which means you will have to go through an application process. Don’t worry though, we have an Apprenticeship Team on hand here at the college ready to help and assist you every step of the way! You can browse our current apprenticeship vacancies on our website - www.hull-college.ac.uk/study/apprenticeships.

Ready To Take The Next Step...
Most apprenticeships are advertised on the government website by providers.

However, here at Hull College, we work with employers to secure additional apprenticeships, so contact us by emailing apprenticeships@hcuktraining.co.uk or call 0300 330 2010 to register your interest.

And remember, you can check out our current apprenticeship vacancies here.