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Kingswood Secondary Academy

Apprenticeships

For many of our students apprenticeships are an excellent approach to gain a greater level of industry-specific skills, experience and qualifications.  Apprentices earn a wage as they learn and develop these skills.

Apprentices under the age of 19 receive the national minimum apprentice rate (currently £3.50).  This is the same rate for students over the age of 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship.  There are different levels of apprenticeship. 

There are a number of ways to get an Apprenticeship.  Apprentices will need qualifications as well as a range of personal and interpersonal skills.  Students need to be prepared to work on their interview skills; have an up to date CV and apply for a range of apprenticeships because there are many students who want to gain an apprenticeship and this is set to increase.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

This website allows students to receive updates and search current vacancies. Students can also visit www.notgoingtouni.co.uk to access a range of detailed information and look to find data about many apprenticeships. They are extremely competitive so it is essential that students have a good knowledge and understanding of their own skills, interests, hobbies and experience in order to present themselves positively and in a way that allows them to stand out from the crowd.