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An Apprenticeship is an excellent way of getting started in your chosen career. You will have a paid job whilst also working towards an Apprenticeship in your industry area.
Discover more about our Apprenticeships
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Apprenticeships are Workbased meaning you gain valuable skills and experience from the employer you work for. They can take several years to complete and there are various levels, which Apprenticeships come in (Level 2 to 7). Employers make time available for your study, which will total a minimum of 20% off the job training.
It is an appealing route for many students because it begins with a job and gives you immediate work experience, which is valuable for future employment. Apprentices have listed other reasons why they choose them over full time college study:
Find out about the Apprenticeships we support at West Suffolk College.
✔️ Our Apprenticeship growth = 7% increase from last year
✔️ We have been supported by a total of 998 employers over the last year
✔️ Our engagement with Apprenticeship Levy employers has increased to 125 employers
✔️ Our average salary for Apprenticeship recruitment has also increased from £188.09 to £224.35 per week, meaning our vacancies are paying £87.45 per week on average more than the National Minimum Wage for Apprenticeships
✔️ Our biggest area for growth is Engineering / Manufacturing based on recruitment in 2018/19