Apprenticeship

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

How long does an apprenticeship take?

The duration of the Apprenticeship will depend on the ability and prior learning of the individual Apprentice and the programme they are enrolled on.

The minimum duration of the Apprenticeship is 12 months for a framework and 12 months and 1 week for an Apprenticeship standard.

These are designed to be minimum durations and Apprenticeships will often take considerably longer and should be based on the programme’s recommended duration.

During their Apprenticeship, the Apprentice will be employed for at least 30 hours per week. The number of hours per week may sometimes be less than this, but in that case the length of the Apprenticeship must be extended. The Apprentice will be required to complete 20% off the job training throughout their programme which must be supported by the employer.

What does the training consist of?

Apprenticeships may be taken at Level 2, through to degree level Apprenticeships at Level 7.

  • Level 2 Intermediate apprenticeships equivalent to five good GCSE passes
  • Level 3 Advanced apprenticeships equivalent to A Levels

Apprenticeships include a number of elements that together make up the whole training package. An Apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Functional Skills in Maths and English will also be part of the training if you have not previously achieved the required level for the programme.

What Apprenticeships do CSL offer?

You can find more information on the CSL Apprenticeship offer by following this link, or here for our current live apprenticeship vacancies.