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APPRENTICESHIPS

THEMIS INDUSTRY GUIDE


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CONTENTS We’re Themis

Apprenticeships

04 A message from Neil Burrows

30 Accountancy

06 Our pledge

38 Manufacturing & Engineering Aerospace | Composites | Fabrication |

08 Build resilience & transferable skills 10 Industry expert tutors & trainers

12 Training spaces

54 Business & Management

14 Be the best 16 Employers 20 Take your skills to the highest level 22 Support network 24 Themis Inspire & Achieve Awards 26 Have you got what it takes? 28 Levels of Apprenticeships

Fitting & Operative | Maintenance | Manufacturing | Mechatronics | Product Design | Technical Support | Toolmaking | Welding

62 Childcare & Teaching Early Years Practitioner | Supporting

Teaching & Learning in School

70 Construction Brickwork | Carpentry, Joinery & Wood

Occupations | Construction & Built Environment | Electrical Installation | Furniture Production & Upholstery | Painting & Decorating | Plastering | Plumbing and Heating

84 Digital Marketing 90 Horticulture

Be Themis

96 Information Technology

124 Themis Apprenticeship Pledge

102 Science Industries Pharmacy | Science Laboratory

126 Your Journey to Success 128 CV Template for Apprentices 130 Be Prepared. Be Themis 132 Frequently Asked Questions

112 Sport & Fitness Activity Leadership | Leisure Operations

& Management | Personal Training

120 Warehousing & Logistics Supply Chain | Trade Supplier |

Lean Manufacturing

134 How to be a Themis Apprentice 135 What do you do Next?

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2022 YEAR OF THE THEMIS APPRENTICE. An Important Message for You, from Neil Burrows, Director of Themis, the Apprenticeship Training Arm of Burnley College. There really hasn’t been a better time to start your journey as a Themis Apprentice.

We ask for your commitment. Your enthusiasm. Your dedication.

Business is bouncing back stronger than ever after Covid.

In exchange, we promise you expert training by Tutors and Trainers who have years of experience in industry.

You may be looking for a career in Manufacturing or Engineering. It could be Construction or Accountancy.

We promise you industry standard workshops, laboratories and training suites in which to learn.

You could see yourself in a role at the heart of Business, such as in Marketing, Human Resources or Customer Service.

We promise you an Apprenticeship journey which will empower you to become a #FUTUREBOSS. A leader in your chosen profession.

There’s a Themis Apprenticeship for you.

As an Apprentice, you’ll combine training in the workplace with training in College. You’ll be paid a wage. You’ll be a valued member of the workforce. As an Apprentice you’ll be making a difference.

Talk to us now about how you can start your Apprenticeship journey today.

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WE’RE THEMIS.

Themis is the Apprenticeship arm of Burnley College, the Number 1 College in England*, and one of the premier training providers in the North West. From its base at the £100 million Burnley College Campus with industry-standard workshops, laboratories and training suites, Themis works with hundreds of Employers, including many of the biggest names in industry, with global reputations. Our industry expert Trainers are equipped with a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience. They collaborate closely with Apprentices and Employers to create the motivated, innovative and successful leaders of tomorrow.

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WE PLEDGE TO: BUILD RESILIENCE AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Page 8 We will provide training that fires the enthusiasm of Apprentices and opens their eyes to the many opportunities for career development open to them. We will help them to rise to any challenges they face and give them the skills that will allow them to succeed in any role or career they choose in future. PROVIDE INDUSTRY-EXPERT TUTORS AND TRAINERS Page 10 Themis Tutors and Trainers are recruited for their industry expertise and their experience. They are specialists in their chosen fields with an in-depth understanding of both Apprentices’ and Employers’ needs. PROVIDE INDUSTRY-STANDARD TRAINING FACILITIES Page 12 Themis is based within Burnley College’s £100 million town centre Campus and offers industry-standard workshops, laboratories and technology suites to ensure that every Apprentice is familiar with the equipment and technology they will encounter in the workplace. EMPOWER APPRENTICES TO BE THE BEST IN THEIR INDUSTRY Page 14 We will provide Apprentices with the opportunity to test their skills and knowledge against the very best in the region, country and world by entering into highly-respected and industry-recognised contests. We will celebrate success together. WORK WITH THE VERY BEST EMPLOYERS Page 16 Themis is in constant dialogue with Employers - large and small - from a diverse range of sectors to secure Apprenticeship positions. Our Employers are all forward-thinking, understand the vital role an Apprentice can make in business transformation and are leaders in their field. OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE SKILLS TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL Page 20 Following the completion of an Apprenticeship, Apprentices will be given the opportunity to consider degree-level study. At BCUC (Burnley College University Courses) a range of HNC, HND, Foundation Degree and Full Degree Programmes are offered with seamless transition into university-level study. MOTIVATE APPRENTICES THROUGHOUT THEIR JOURNEY Page 23 Apprentices will have access to specialist support services every step of the way. Application and interview support is available, alongside an online portal dedicated to promoting good mental health and wellbeing, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Apprentices also have access to a College counsellor, health drop-ins and our safeguarding team. *In the latest Government achievement tables.

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RESILIENT. CONFIDENT. ADAPTABLE.

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WE RISE TO EVERY CHALLENGE. WE ADAPT. WE OVERCOME. WE ENSURE EVERY APPRENTICE HAS THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS NEEDED TO SUCCEED.

We work hard to ensure that all Themis Apprentices have the resilience to overcome challenges; to embrace change and to adapt to the modern world of work, where change is the new normal. Transferable skills

Self confidence

Resilience

Adaptability

Themis Apprentices develop essential skills which allow them to adapt to industry and economic change. They understand that their core behaviours, skills and knowledge can be transferred successfully between industries and sectors.

Themis Apprentices have the tools and mindset to let nothing stand in their way. They embrace challenges and use them as opportunities for self development.

Themis Apprentices understand that they can take control of their own futures and forge their own career paths. They have the belief in their own expertise; their resilience and their adaptability to create a career journey that is as individual as they are.

Themis Apprentices embrace change and understand that, to stay ahead of the field, they need to be adaptable and flexible in their approach.

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EXPERT. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE.

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THEMIS TRAINERS AND TUTORS ARE LEADERS IN THEIR CHOSEN FIELDS AND CAN APPLY THEIR INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE TO YOUR LEARNING, MAKING CLASSES AND PRACTICAL SESSIONS COME TO LIFE. Themis Trainers have years of experience in their chosen sectors and know their industries inside out. They have the practical, hands-on expertise that sets them apart, plus the drive to see you succeed and reach your goals. Our Themis Trainers:

Your College training:

Our Themis Advisors:

Our Burnley College Tutors:

will visit you in the workplace to assess your work; ensure you are on track to complete your Apprenticeship; answer any queries you may have and liaise with your Employer.

are always on hand to answer your queries regarding Apprenticeships and can call upon their vast knowledge of industry; contacts with leading local Employers and experience of the employment market to assist you in finding the perfect Apprenticeship.

will help develop your skills in the workplace and you could work on real-life projects during your time in College, calling on the expertise of your Tutor.

are experts in their fields, focussed on ensuring you gain the classroom, laboratory or workshop knowledge you need to achieve your qualifications when you complete your Apprenticeship.

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INDUSTRY-LEADING. HIGH-TECH. CONSTANTLY-EVOLVING.

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OUR TRAINING SPACES ARE BRIGHT AND COMFORTABLE, PACKED WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE YOU ARE AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF YOUR CHOSEN SECTOR.

Our contemporary learning spaces reflect your professionalism and are the ideal location for you to excel and innovate, allowing you to bring your newfound, sector-specialist skills and knowledge back to the workplace. Cutting-edge Science Laboratories

We have invested heavily in providing highspecification science laboratories fitted with the latest technology and equipment – and a focus on health and safety - to reflect the surroundings you will find in the Science Industry.

Bespoke Engineering workshops

Our Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Excellence is constantly expanding to accommodate the very latest equipment and technological developments, ensuring you are prepared for Industry 4.0. From traditional Engineering skills to the very latest Robotics and Mechatronics expertise, from CAD suites to welding bays, we replicate the industry experience that is vital to your success.

Construction and Future Technologies Centre

Our Construction and Future Technologies Centre has undergone a major transformation to give you the space you need to hone your practical skills with guidance from our expert Tutors.

Social spaces to meet, eat and relax

As a Themis Apprentice, you will have access to Burnley College’s outstanding social spaces, our busy refectory, snack bars and café area; our outdoor seating and dining areas; the Atrium, which is at the heart of College life and Fitness Evolution, our award-winning gym, with the very latest high-tech equipment and professional fitness tuition.

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EXPERT. PROFESSIONAL. PASSIONATE.

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SUCCESS IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS PROVES OUR APPRENTICES ARE THE BEST.

TOM RACE

We know that our Themis Apprentices are among the best in the UK, with the motivation, commitment, skills and knowledge that sets them apart from the rest. Tom Race

Our roll of honour:

Award-winning Themis Apprentice Tom Race has been recognised as one of the best young plumbers and heating engineers in the UK. Tom, a Level 3 Plumbing Apprentice with Pinnacle Plumbing and Gas Service, was crowned industry magazine HIP’s Learner of the Year 2021 after overcoming stiff competition from highly-skilled Apprentice plumbers from across the country in a tense, six-hour final.

National Enginuity Awards 2022 Bethany Cobb Level 3 Mechatronics Apprentice (The Senator Group)

Tom tried out different Construction professions on a taster day at Burnley College before choosing plumbing and enrolling on a full-time course while he secured his ideal Apprenticeship at Pinnacle – and has not looked back since.

WorldSkills 2021 Finals Construction Metalwork - Jimmy Mason Furniture & Cabinet Making – Jack Talbot, Tom Slevin

National Apprenticeship Awards 2021 Nicola Donovan Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprentice (Whalley Pre-School)

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CONNECTED. TRUSTED. VERSATILE.

WE’RE THEMIS. Here are a selection of the employers we work with:

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17. East Lancs NHS Teachings Hospitals Trust BLACKBURN

1. Veka PLC BURNLEY

9. WEC Group DARWEN

2. The Senator Group ACCRINGTON

10. Craven District Council SKIPTON

3. Safran Nacelles Ltd BURNLEY

11. Johnson Matthey CLITHEROE

18. Parker Plumbing & Heating Services TODMORDEN

4. Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd BURNLEY

12. B&E Boys RAWTENSTALL

19. Burnley Leisure Trust BURNLEY

5. MacMahon Leggate BURNLEY

13. Rossendale Borough Council ROSSENDALE

20. Pendleside Hospice BURNLEY

6. Giant Leap Nursery BURNLEY

14. Flo Control BURNLEY

7. Hycrome Europe BURNLEY

15. Silentnight BARNOLDSWICK

8. Weir Minerals TODMORDEN

16. Emerson & Renwick ACCRINGTON

21. Greenback Technologies BLACKBURN 22. Bright Futures Day Nursery BACUP & RAWTENSTALL


Themis works with Employers large and small in a wide variety of sectors the region. Many Employers recruit several Apprentices across a range of roles vital to their business success.

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Skipton 15

Barnoldswick

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Clitheroe 20 14

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Darwen

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Accrington

Blackburn 9

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Rawtenstall

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RELIABLE. BRAVE. DEDICATED.

WE’RE THEMIS. Millie Higham

Themis Business Apprentice and part of the senior management team at Altham’s Travel Ltd. “We had to restructure our senior management team, manage cashflow, help customers with cancellations and processing refunds and, ultimately, try to rebook travel where we could. We also coordinated Altham’s drivers and vehicle fleet to help the NHS – delivering prescriptions and driving patients to hospital appointments. It’s good to feel that I did something positive and proactive.”

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THEMIS APPRENTICES FACE CHALLENGES HEAD ON AND GIVE 100%. THEY ARE THE FIRST TO ADAPT AND ARE NATURAL BORN PROBLEM-SOLVERS. K AT I E B O LT O N

When the nation needed them, during the Covid pandemic, Themis Apprentices rose to the challenge. Apprentice Engineers created essential equipment for Nightingale Hospitals. Digital Marketing Apprentices created NHS training programmes. Apprentice Electricians and IT Infrastructure Technicians kept vital services running. Katie Bolton

James Henderson:

Themis Pharmacy Apprentice at Royal Blackburn Hospital, East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Themis Accountancy Apprentice at Pendle Borough Council

“I don’t think you ever expect to be in the midst of a global pandemic like Covid-19 and my career choice means I’ve been at the very heart of the battle against the virus, too. I’ve come to realise that if I can work through this, I am ready to face anything and I’m certainly going to put it down as a huge learning curve for me!’

“It’s been all hands on deck. We are working with local businesses to navigate paperwork and checking their eligibility so we get the help to those who need it most. While we may not be saving lives, I feel like I’m doing my bit to keep our region in business and ultimately support the livelihoods of thousands across the borough.”

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AMBITIOUS. DETERMINED. RESOURCEFUL.

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MANY THEMIS APPRENTICES HAVE THE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND COMMITMENT TO TAKE THEIR LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP SUCCESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL. MILLI SAGAR Milli progressed onto an HND in Mechanical Engineering at BCUC

Taking a Themis Apprenticeship route into your chosen career gives you the opportunity to progress to Higher Level study or gain a University Degree. Degree Apprenticeships

University-Level Study

Your Employer may be keen to bring additional skills into the workplace to drive their business forward and pass on to the rest of the workforce. Apprentices split their time between the workplace and University, where the knowledge acquired from industry experts in the specialist training facilities can be directly applied to reallife projects.

Burnley College University Courses (BCUC) is based in a modern Campus at the heart of Burnley College. It is a specialist in the provision of industry-led university-level courses and the perfect location to take your studies to the next level.

There are many benefits to taking a Degree Apprenticeship as you will:

• A comprehensive range of HNC, HND and full

• Earn a wage throughout the programme • Gain a full degree without paying student fees • Acquire the graduate/postgraduate level skills

wide-ranging experience in their chosen sectors • Strong links with local, regional and national Employers who add industry-specific insights into your studies • Facilities that are industry-standard and include the high-tech workshops, laboratories and IT suites with which you are already familiar. • Additional support to ensure you have the enhanced academic skills to master degreelevel study

you need

• Benefit from training costs that are co-funded by the Government and the Employer

Our Degree Apprenticeships are created by Themis at Burnley College in partnership with Burnley College University Courses (BCUC).

BCUC offers: degree courses

• Industry expert Lecturers, with significant,

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MOTIVATIONAL. SUPPORTIVE. EMPOWERING.

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YOUR THEMIS TRAINERS AND TUTORS ARE ALWAYS ON HAND TO LISTEN TO ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE AND CAN DIRECT YOU TO THE RELEVANT SUPPORT SERVICES.

As a Themis Apprentice you have access to a wide support network to ensure you are motivated and equipped with the tools needed to maintain good mental health and wellbeing and make the transition to life in the workplace. As a Themis Apprentice your health and wellbeing is important to us. In College, you will have access to a full suite of support services, delivered both in person and online, ensuring help is at hand should you need it. We offer:

We will provide you with the tools you need to:

• Online support services, available 24 hours a

• Become a resilient, self-confident individual • Maintain positive mental health throughout

day, seven days a week, with a range of relevant resources • A College Counsellor (by appointment) • A Safeguarding Team • A Health and Wellbeing Support Officer

your career

• Develop healthy coping strategies for potentially stressful situations

Academic Support Themis Apprentices have access to highly-qualified, specialist Tutors who can support you to gain any qualifications vital to your career progression and success. Additional support is available if needed in Maths and English, with our Tutors focussed on providing you with the very best learning experience and working with you individually to overcome any barriers to learning.

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EXCEPTIONAL. HIGH-ACHIEVING. SUCCESSFUL.

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As a Themis Apprentice, you will be encouraged and supported to push your skills and knowledge to the limit and to push your boundaries and achieve even greater success. Each year, Themis Apprentices astound their Tutors, Trainers and Employers through their relentless determination to be the very best. They inspire by their innovation. They impress with their commitment to see their Employer’s business reach even greater heights. They do all this by playing an integral role in their teams. Each year, we recognise those truly exceptional Themis Apprentices whose skill, passion and achievements truly shine out at the Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards.

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BE THEMIS.

Have you got what it takes to be a Themis Apprentice? If you agree with most or all of these statements, then you have what it takes to be a Themis Apprentice. We can empower you to seize the opportunities and success you deserve in the industry of your choice.

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YOU’RE AMBITIOUS

Themis Apprentices have the drive to be the very best and to excel in their chosen sector or industry. They are focussed on success.

YOU’RE PREPARED TO GIVE 100% IN EVERYTHING YOU DO

Themis Apprentices understand that, to stand out from the crowd, they have to show 100% effort and commitment – both in the workplace and in College training.

YOU’RE INNOVATIVE

Themis Apprentices are natural problem-solvers and will not be beaten. They apply their skills and knowledge in different situations to find innovative solutions.

YOU’RE READY TO WORK AS PART OF A TEAM & USE YOUR INITIATIVE

Themis Apprentices have the confidence and self belief to work independently. Themis Apprentices also have the communication skills to play a full role in teamwork..

YOU’RE MOTIVATED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Themis Apprentices are driven to see their skills, knowledge and innovation make a real difference to their Employer’s business. It fuels their passion.

YOU’RE FOCUSSED ON YOUR FUTURE CAREER GOALS Themis Apprentices set clear career goals and understand the need to work consistently towards them, celebrating each milestone along the way.

YOU’RE ABLE TO COMBINE PRACTICAL AND ACADEMIC SKILLS

Themis Apprentices understand that, to be the very best, they must combine top practical skills alongside a thorough understanding of their specialism.

YOU’RE RESILIENT

Themis Apprentices understand that their journey to career success may not without barriers. However, Themis Apprentices learn from setbacks and will not be defeated.

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LEVELS OF APPRENTICESHIPS LEVEL TWO APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD This is the first step into starting your future Career. A Level 2 Apprenticeship usually lasts between 12-18 months. You will need two GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in English and Maths to have the best chance with being placed with an employer.

LEVEL THREE APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD This is often a progression option from Level 2 Apprenticeships, but in some industries a Level 3 Apprenticeship can be a starting level. You will need five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in English and Maths to have the best chance of being placed with an employer.

HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP (LEVEL FOUR & FIVE) You need to have gained a Level 3 qualification in order to progress to a Higher Apprenticeship. These are broken down into Level 4 and Level 5 and is equivalent to a Foundation Degree (Level 4) and Degree (Level 5).

DEGREE APPRENTICESHIP (LEVEL SIX) This is the highest Apprenticeship that you can complete, this is a Level 6 or 7 qualification. You will complete and graduate while working with your employer in industry.

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WHAT LEVELS DO WE OFFER INDUSTRY SECTOR

LEVEL TWO

LEVEL THREE

LEVEL FOUR

ACCOUNTANCY

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

BUSINESS

CHILDCARE & TEACHING

CONSTRUCTION

LEVEL SIX

DIGITAL MARKETING

HORTICULTURE

LEVEL FIVE

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SCIENCE INDUSTRIES

SPORT & FITNESS

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ACCOUNTANCY


PASSIONATE ABOUT NUMBERS. DRIVEN BY DATA. METHODICAL AND ORGANISED.

BE AN ACCOUNTANT.

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ACCOUNTANCY WORKING IN A SMALL BUSINESS HAS GIVEN ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN ALL DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS, HELPING ME TO CHOOSE THE CAREER PATH I REALLY WANTED. Francesca Robinson Accounting Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

What does the role of an Accounting Apprentice involve?

Lois Hepple - Lois brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to her role as a Trainer Assessor with Themis at Burnley College. She’s followed her own Apprenticeship journey after leaving school to degree level and has extensive experience in the corporate world, as well as an in-depth understanding of life as an Apprentice.

My role includes issuing sales invoices, processing purchase invoices and banking and I’ve also been given additional responsibility for purchasing the stock for the business, which involves raising purchase orders, chasing suppliers and ensuring stock arrives (in full) at the right time. Why did you choose an Apprenticeship route? A Themis Apprenticeship works for me because I’m gaining the experience I would be missing out on if I had chosen to go to University, plus the skills and knowledge I’m gaining during my time in College is more understandable and meaningful as I can apply it in the workplace. What’s your career goal? My aim is to become a CIMA-qualified management accountant.

THE EMPLOYER FloControl was established in 2009 to supply hydronic valve and pipeline products, which provide superior indoor climate while reducing the capital, installation, commissioning and running cost of heating and cooling systems as well as a building’s carbon footprint. Building on over 10 years of experience of successfully supplying highly-engineered hydronic valve solutions to the most prestigious UK building services projects, FloControl has extended its scope to dedicated application and support services, providing an integrated approach to hydronic systems.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Industry Oversight Careers

Responsibilities • Manage financial systems and budgets • Undertake financial audits

Accountant

Financial Analyst

Payroll Manager

• Liaise with clients to provide financial information and advice • Perform tests to check financial information and systems • Advise clients on tax planning and tax issues

Credit Controller

Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Accounting Technician

Bookkeeper

Auditor

Finance Officer

• Maintain accounting records and prepare accounts and management information

• Detect and prevent fraud • Liaise with internal and external auditors (where applicable) and deal with financial irregularities • Produce reports and recommendations following audits • Prepare financial statements and management reports • Review accounting systems and analyse risk.

• Counsel clients on areas of business improvement, or dealing with insolvency

Employers Private sector employers in all industries National and Local Government

Salaries

Self employment

A Chartered Accountant could earn from:

£56,000

An experienced Chartered Accountant could earn from:

£90,200

A Bookkeeper could earn between:

£17,000–£26,000

An Accounting Technician could earn between:

£18,000–£30,000

A Tax Advisor could earn between:

£18,000–£50,000

A Credit Manager could earn between:

£27,000–£50,000

Skills General business interest and awareness

IT proficiency

Communication and interpersonal skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Organisational and time management skills

Numeracy

A methodical approach

Integrity and trustworthiness


ACCOUNTANCY

Apprenticeships Professional Accounting or Taxation Technician

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2 1 MON THS

Assistant Accountant

LEVEL 3

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About the course

About the course

Individuals in the role of a Professional accounting or tax technician will have responsibility for creating, and/or verifying and reviewing, accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards, and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation.

This Apprenticeship provides an opportunity to expand knowledge in the Accountancy profession and can lead to a variety of careers with supporting professional qualifications.

Progression and Careers A successful career in accounting, progression to applying for ACCA status.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above. Including English and Mathematics as well as having achieved a Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting or the Level 3 Assistant Accountant apprenticeship.

Apprentices will be expected to complete an end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme and a portfolio comprising a range of evidence produced in the work-place, plus a reflective discussion in the form of a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail. Skills covered in the Apprenticeship include Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, Management Accounting, Costing, Ethics for Accounting, Indirect Tax and Spreadsheets for Accounting.

Progression and Careers AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting, Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a successful career in a range of private industries or public sector bodies.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have achieved the Level 2 AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting as well as 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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ACCOUNTANCY

Accounts or Finance Assistant

LEVEL 2

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About the course This Apprenticeship provides an entry into the Accountancy profession and can lead into a variety of careers with supporting professional qualifications. Apprentices will be expected to complete an end-test covering the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme and a portfolio comprising a range of evidence produced in the work-place, plus a reflective discussion in the form of a structured interview to examine this evidence and the learner journey in more detail. Skills covered in the Apprenticeship include Bookkeeping Transactions, Bookkeeping Controls, Elements of Costing, Working Effectively in Finance and Using Accounting Software.

Progression and Careers AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting, Level 3 Apprenticeship, to begin a successful career as a Bookkeeper.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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NATURAL PROBLEM-SOLVER. INTRIGUED BY FUNCTIONALITY. FOCUSSED AND DRIVEN.

BE AN ENGINEER.

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MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING PRECISION WELDING IS AT THE HEART OF SO MANY STRUCTURES – PUBLIC SAFETY DEPENDS ON IT. Kieran McShane Level 3 Construction Metal Work Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship route?

Stephen Swain: A career spanning 30 years in Engineering ensures that Stephen has the workplace experience, the practical skills and the in-depth knowledge that today’s Themis Apprentices need to excel. A former Apprentice himself and a highly-skilled Welding Fabricator, he is driven to ensure Themis Apprentices work to the very highest standards and are true pioneers within this vital sector.

After finishing school I really wanted to be ‘hands on’ and move away from entirely classroom-based learning so an Apprenticeship worked perfectly for me. Tell us about your Apprenticeship journey so far I’ve now graduated from the WEC Training Academy and work alongside other experienced welders on high profile multimillion pound projects – one of the biggest was a 24 tonne stainless steel bridge. In my day-to-day work, it’s essential that I retain focus at all times and my work is accurate. What has been the highlight of your Apprenticeship? I’ve been part of the WorldSkills national contest, winning a silver medal and being selected to represent Team UK at the international finals, which was a great honour. I’ve also been named WEC Group Apprentice of the Year and Welder of the Month, which were great honours. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship? Yes, it’s a great way into your chosen career – I’ve promoted Apprenticeships at local schools and taken part in National Apprenticeship Week.

THE EMPLOYER WEC Group, is one of the largest engineering and fabrication companies in the UK, providing fabrication, laser cutting, precision machining, waterjet cutting, powder coating, and CCTV mounting solutions for over 35 years. It employs 800 staff and comprises of 15 companies across Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Lanarkshire and the West Midlands, operating in many industries including Aerospace and Defence, Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Mining, and Automotive.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING I’VE TAKEN MY QUALIFICATIONS TO HND LEVEL AND WILL WORK ON AIRCRAFT ABROAD IN FUTURE. Ayrton Knowles HNC Mechanical Production


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

What does your typical day at work look like?

Shamas Haroon: A former Apprentice himself, Shamas is a highly-skilled CNC machinist, producing components for the aerospace and mining industry in his previous role at leading employer WEC Ltd.  He is a qualified Programmer of HAAS Machines (Fanuc) which involves the interpretation of complex engineering drawings and setting these up for production.

My jobs vary on a day-to-day basis but there is always lots of hands-on work and problem-solving. I spend a large part of my days working on different projects which involve skills such as drilling, riveting, bending and cutting material. Why did you choose an Apprenticeship? I knew that I wanted to be ‘hands on’ after school and that the purely academic route would not suit me. I was ready to start earning my own salary while I was learning and gaining experience in the workplace so an Apprenticeship was the obvious choice for me. What’s been the highlight of your Apprenticeship? The WorldSkills contest, definitely! It was a great chance to really test myself against some of the best young people in industry and I learnt a lot about just what I’m capable of.

THE EMPLOYER Paradigm Precision, which has a base in Burnley, is the premier global independent provider of complex machining, fabrications and assemblies primarily for gas turbine engines. With manufacturing hubs across the globe, it has an international reputation for excellence in the production of complex engine structures and advanced engine components for top companies, including Rolls-Royce, Siemens and Kawasaki.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT DIFFERENT CHALLENGES; DIFFERENT TASKS AND DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES. Declan Halsall Level 3 Electrical Maintenance Engineer Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

What’s your career ambition, Declan?

Dave Atherton: An experienced and highlyrespected maintenance Engineer, David includes leading Employers Graham and Brown and Senator on his CV. Dave is passionate about Engineering and passing on his experience to a new generation.

I’d like to manage a maintenance department with a leading firm. To be the person with the answers when things go wrong and the ability to make a real difference to my Employer’s business through my knowledge, skills and management ability. Why did you choose a Themis Apprenticeship? Themis has a great reputation across the region. I’d heard good reviews and decided to find out more for myself and I was impressed. The training is excellent but there’s also a lot of support and additional coaching to ensure you do well at interview and have all the additional skills that Employers are looking for, such as confidence, communication and team work. Would you recommend a Themis Apprenticeship? Yes. Employers are really looking for the practical skills you bring to the job, as well as your theory. An Apprenticeship means you get lots of hands-on experience in the workplace, supplemented by your training in College: it’s the best of both worlds. Can you give us an insight into your daily routine at work as an Engineer? That’s difficult as every day is different – that’s what I love about my job. Some days I’ll be fixing a pump; then I might wire up some sockets or fit lights above a machine; then I could fit new airpipes for a machine. No two days are ever the same.

THE EMPLOYER Cardboard Box Company is a UK leader in the packaging industry, offering innovative solutions for a wide range of applications. Originally founded in the 1970s, the company has evolved to focus on creating bespoke packing solutions that have included the original satellite dish packaging for BSkyB (British Sky Broadcasting) and Time Computers.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Industry Oversight Careers

Aerospace Engineer

Responsibilities

Composites Engineer

Design and Development Engineer

• Manufacturing products using a variety of materials and methods

• Presenting design plans and data to managers and clients

• Turning research ideas into technical plans, using computer aided design/modelling (CAD/ CAM)

• Producing other technical documents

• Carrying out surveys of mechanical systems and equipment

• Overseeing maintenance programmes and quality control

• Carrying out repairs or decommissioning Robotics Engineer

Electronics Engineer

Maintenance Technician

• Supporting the contract team when bidding for new work

• Researching and assessing new products and innovations

• Managing and leading a project team of technicians, designers and other engineering professionals

Employers Large and small private sector companies Engineering Operative

CNC Machinist

Merchant Navy Engineering Officer

Self employment Local Government Education sector National Utility Companies Armed Forces

Salaries A Merchant Navy Engineering Officer can earn:

£25,000–£70,000

An Engineering Maintenance Technician can earn:

£18,000–£40,000

An Electronics Engineer can earn from:

£21,000–£65,000

An Aerospace Engineer can earn from:

£20,000–£60,000

A Welder can earn between:

£16,000–£35,000

An Engineering Operative can earn from:

£14,000–£25,000

Skills

Maths knowledge

Manual dexterity

Knowledge of STEM

Design skills and knowledge

Computer software skills

Maintaining machines

Analytical thinking skills

Paying attention to detail

Knowledge Develop new of physics ideas and processes


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Apprenticeships Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter

LEVE L 3

4 YEARS

Composites Technician

LEVEL 3

4 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Aerospace Manufacturing Fitters are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work, assembling aircraft systems according to specific work instructions.

Composites manufacturing is the combining of materials to form a lighter and stronger rigid structure as an alternative to metal. These lightweight rigid structures are essential in the Aerospace, Automotive, Marine and Renewables industries and are becoming increasingly important in the Oil, Gas, Construction and Rail sectors.

Apprentices will be expected to test and adjust the systems they have installed ensuring individual components and assemblies meet required specifications. Skills covered over the four years will include; using relevant hand and machine tools for building precise, complex structures, in depth knowledge of specialist jigs to aid fitting of critical parts, using state of the art measuring equipment and ultrasonic NDT scanning techniques, manufacture of components using advanced metals and composite materials to fulfil design briefs.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

A Composites Technician employed within a Composites Manufacturing environment will find themselves at the heart of cutting-edge technologies using state-of-the-art equipment and will become a skilled resource that will be an enabler for manufacturing technologies, processes and practices. Skills developed across the four years will include knowledge of processes needed in the production and creation of materials and components that are used in a range of applications, including but not limited to: aircraft, cars, boats, turbine blades, oil and gas rigs, bridges, trains and satellites.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Engineering Fitter

LEVEL 3

4 YEARS

Manufacturing Engineering Machinist

LEVEL 3

4 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Engineering Fitters produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to a required specification. To produce or refurbish components, apprentice fitters will interpret drawings and specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification.

Machinists are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and CNC machine tools.

Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. Skills covered over the four years could assist with performing a variety of roles including; Mechanical Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Instrumentation Fitter, Pipe Fitter or Controls and Systems Fitter.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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During, and on completion of, the machining operations apprentices will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification. Skills covered over the four years will include the use of; centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines and single and multi-axis CNC machine tools centres.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.


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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

LEVE L 3

4 YEARS

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

LEVEL 3

4 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Electrical/Mechanical/Control and Instrumentation Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors.

Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments.

Apprentice Technicians can be expected to migrate through these sectors during the course of their career. Dependent upon the sector in which they are employed, there may be subtle differences in terms of the composition and application of the plant and equipment. Skills developed across the four years include; installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes; decommissioning may also be undertaken.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities including installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. Skills developed across the four years include blending knowledge and occupational behaviours across; electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Metal Fabricator

LEVEL 3

4 YEARS

Product Design and Development Technician

LEVEL 3

4 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Fabricators are found in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Construction sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out Metal Fabrication Work using Rolled Steel Joists, Columns, Channels, Steel Plate and Metal Sheet.

Product Design and Development Technicians primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. They support activities ranging from early concept feasibility, design and development stages through to final preparation for launch and customers.

In their daily work, Apprentices will interact with Planners, Supervisors, Inspectors, Designers, Welders, Pipefitters, Fitters, Machinists, Riggers, Steel Erectors, Stores Personnel, Painters and many others involved in Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance and Repair.

This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance.

Skills covered over the four years could assist with performing a variety of roles including the manufacture of; Bridges, Oil Rigs, Ships, Petro-Chemical Installations, Cranes, Platforms, Aircraft, Automotive and Machinery Parts, Sheet Metal Enclosures, Equipment Supports and anything else that can be fabricated out of Sheet Metal.

Typically, they work closely with Engineers in bringing new concepts to life or supporting redesigns of existing products.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Progression and Careers

Entry Requirements

A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Technical Support Technician

LEVE L 3

4 YEARS

Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician

LEVEL 3

4 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Technical Support Technicians work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of the Engineering and Manufacturing function.

Toolmakers and Tool and Die Maintenance Technicians are predominantly involved in the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce components, products and assemblies.

This could include working with communications software, test, analysis tools, measurement, off-line programming, process control, performance and continuous improvement solutions, capacity planning, production scheduling/planning, product technical applications and capability, technical sales and marketing support, product development and innovation, engineering drawing, purchasing and/or supply of goods or services for Engineering activities, quality control, inspection and e-commerce technologies as required.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Technicians will be expected to test and adjust the systems they have built or maintained ensuring tooling, jigs, fixtures and assemblies meet the required specification. Skills covered across the four years include; the interpretation of Engineering drawings and technical instructions and the use of hand, machine and automated computer-controlled machine tools and measuring equipment.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Plate Welder

LEVEL 3

Engineering Operative

3 YEARS

LEVEL 2

About the course

About the course

Welding is a way to make high strength joints between two or more parts. Multi-Positional Welders use high electrical energy to form an arc. Manual dexterity is essential in controlling the arc, which is used to melt metals, allowing them to fuse together to form a structurally sound weld.

Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in Engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector, allowing employers to grow their business while developing a workforce with the skills and knowledge to enhance the sector.

Welding is used extensively in almost every sector of industry, including oil, gas, marine, transport, nuclear, processing, aerospace, pharmaceuticals and more. Multi-Positional Welders make items such as: pressure containment equipment and pipework, submarines, military vehicles and aero engine components.

Apprentices will cover a range of common and job specific skill-sets that can be transferred across the Manufacturing Engineering industry sectors over the course of their careers.

Skills developed across the three years will ensure apprentices are able to work with a range of welding processes, with different metals, to the levels of quality and inspection required in safety critical applications. Apprentices will also be able to recognise and adapt different materials and identify their properties/behaviours.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements

Skills covered over the two years could assist with performing a variety of roles including; Servicing and Maintenance Operative; Machine Setter/Operative; Mechanical Engineering Operative; Fabricator; Engineering Fitter; Multi-disciplined Engineering Operative; Materials, Processing and Finishing Operative; Technical Support Operative; Founding/Casting Operative.

Progression and Careers Level 3 Apprenticeship or a Level 3 course in Engineering. Alternately, a successful career within the Engineering sector.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT


GREAT COMMUNICATOR. DYNAMIC INNOVATOR. ORGANISED AND EFFICIENT.

BE AN ENTREPRENEUR.

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BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT I’M NOT TREATED AS A TRAINEE, I WAS GIVEN A JOB IN SALES WHICH IS ALWAYS BUSY AND DEAL WITH CUSTOMERS, SUPPLIERS AND LOGISTICS COMPANIES DAILY. Aaron Lundie Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship?

Lynsey Jordan: Lynsey has been dedicated to supporting Apprentices in their training since 2004 using her experience in Administration and Customer Service roles within the Manufacturing and Engineering sectors. Lynsey holds a raft of qualifications in the areas of training, teaching and assessing which she brings to Themis.

I chose an Apprenticeship route as I enjoy learning while completing tasks – and that’s what an Apprenticeship is all about What does your role involve? My role is very varied and includes processing sales orders, issuing quotes, dealing with enquiries, managing shipping, product selections for customers and coordination with the workshop. What are your ultimate career goals? My aim is to run my own successful business in future. I’ll need a wide range of skills and experience to do this so an Apprenticeship route is perfect for me. What’s been your own personal experience of being an Apprentice? I’m not treated as a trainee, I was given a job in sales which is always busy and deal with customers, suppliers and logistics companies daily. However, there’s always someone to ask for support – whether that’s my colleagues in work, my Tutor or my Trainer. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship? Yes, definitely. It’s certainly been the right choice for me.

THE EMPLOYER FloControl was established in 2009 to supply hydronic valve and pipeline products, which provide superior indoor climate while reducing the capital, installation, commissioning and running cost of heating and cooling systems as well as a building’s carbon footprint. Building on over 10 years of experience of successfully supplying highly-engineered hydronic valve solutions to the most prestigious UK building services projects, FloControl has extended its scope to dedicated application and support services, providing an integrated approach to hydronic systems.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Industry Oversight Careers

Responsibilities • Managing and evaluating projects • Keeping records

Administrator

Project Manager

Bid Writer

• Writing reports and briefing papers

• Preparing and managing contracts

• Dealing with enquiries and giving advice

• Dealing with other agencies

• Presenting information at meetings

Management Consultant

Human Resources Officer

Marketing Executive

• Managing budgets and funding.

Employers Large and small private sector companies in a diverse range of industries Local Government bodies National Health Service Third Sector employers

Salaries Local Government Officer can earn between:

£17,000–£37,000

An Administration Assistant could earn a starting salary of:

£14,000 rising to £30,000

An experienced Bid Writer could earn up to:

£70,000

A Health Service Manager could earn between:

£30,000–£100,000

A Marketing Executive can earn from:

£18,000 rising to £35,000

Skills Administration skills

To be thorough and pay attention to detail

The ability to remain calm in stressful situations

The ability to work well with others

The ability to work well under pressure

The ability to use your initiative

Management skills

Customer service skills


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Apprenticeships Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA)

LEVE L 6

3/4 YEARS

Project Management

LEVEL 4

24 M O N THS

About the course

About the course

Degree Apprenticeships combine university study and workbased learning to enable apprentices to gain a full bachelor’s degree. This provision of an academic undergraduate degree is integrated with experience, practice and learning in the workplace. An apprentice has paid employment status and does not pay any training costs or student fees. Degree apprenticeships are co-designed by employers ensuring that apprentices are equipped with the skills employers need and for their own future career. The Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) programme equips apprentices with the skills and strategies to deal with contemporary challenges in global management practice, as well as provide attendees with the confidence, behaviours and subject-knowledge to further develop areas of specialist management, leadership and consultancy. Successful apprentices will gain a BA (Hons) Business Management degree from Bucks New University along with Chartered Manager status.

This apprenticeship includes the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) You will cover: Organisations and Projects Structure, Project Life Cycles, Situational Context of Projects, Communication, Principles of Leadership and Teamwork, Planning for Success, Project Scope Management, Schedule and Resource Optimisation, Project Procurement, Risk and Issue Management in Context, Quality in Project.

Upon successful completion of the course leads to a BA (Hons) Business Management degree from Buckinghamshire New University along with Chartered Manager status. End point assessment organisation: ILM

Progression and Careers Learners can progress onto studying a Masters in Business Management or can progress internally within their own company.

This course allows you to put knowledge into practice, in your workplace, and build key skills and behaviours to become a successful project manager.

Progression and Careers A Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship (subject to meeting entry criteria) or other business courses. A successful career in Business Management, Digital and Social Media, Events Management or Marketing.

Entry Requirements Applicants should English Language and Mathematics qualifications, or a relevant Level 3 qualification. Prior experience in project management is preferred but not essential.

Entry Requirements A Level 3 qualification in Business or a related subject. Applicants should have at least 5 GCSEs including English and Maths.

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Business Administration

LEVEL 3

1 8 M ON T H S

Human Resources Support

LEVEL 3

1 8 M O N T HS

About the course

About the course

If you have the drive and ambition to succeed in the private or public sector, this Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship will give you the skills required.

HR Professionals in this role are typically either working in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function delivering front line support to managers and employees, or are an HR Manager in a small organisation.

Business Administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression towards management responsibilities. Apprentices will be expected to work both independently and as part of a team developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Skills covered throughout the Apprenticeship are; IT, Record and Document Production, Decision Making, Interpersonal Skills, Communications, Quality, Planning and Organisation, Project Management. As well as this, apprentices will acquire knowledge around the following; The organisation, Value of Skills, Stakeholders, Relevant Legislation, Policies, Business Fundamentals, Processes and External Environment Factors.

Progression and Careers A Chartered Management Degree or Degree Apprenticeship. A successful career in Business Management, Digital and Social Media, Events Management or Marketing.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer, or have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

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Their work is likely to include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business; working with the business on HR changes. They will typically be taking ownership for providing advice to managers on a wide range of HR issues using company policy and current law, giving guidance that is compliant and where errors could expose the organisation to employment tribunals or legal risk. In a larger organisation they may also have responsibility for managing a small team – this aspect is outside the scope of this apprenticeship and will need to be covered separately by the employer.

Progression and Careers A successful career in core Human Resources, membership with CIPD with potential to progress to higher level CIPD courses.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.


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Customer Service Practitioner

LEVE L 2

1 5 M ON T HS

About the course The role of a customer service practitioner is to deliver high quality products and services to the customers of their organisation. Your core responsibility will be to provide a high quality service to customers which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality. These may be one-off or routine contacts and include dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction. You may be the first point of contact and work in any sector or organisation type. Your actions will influence the customer experience and their satisfaction with your organisation. You will demonstrate excellent customer service skills and behaviours as well as product and/or service knowledge when delivering to your customers. You provide service in line with the organisation’s customer service standards and strategy and within appropriate regulatory requirements. Your customer interactions may cover a wide range of situations and can include; face-to-face, telephone, post, email, text and social media.

Progression and Careers Level 3 Customer Service Specialist, Level 3 Business Administration. A successful career in Customer Service or Business Administration

Entry Requirements Two Grade 4 GCSEs in any subject. We advise all candidates that having Maths and/or English GCSEs are desirable as you will have to resit these as part of your apprenticeship.

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CHILDCARE & TEACHING


CARING AND SUPPORTIVE. PATIENT AND MOTIVATING. DEDICATED AND RESOURCEFUL.

BE A TEACHER.

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CHILDCARE & TEACHING WE ALL COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM AND HELP BUILD A PICTURE OF LIFE FOR THESE CHILDREN AS WE’D LOVE IT TO BE. Nicola Donovan Early Years Practitioner Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose a career in Early Years Education?

Lindsay Wilkinson: A passion for childcare and working with children drives Trainer Lindsay. A childcare practitioner for 10 years, Lindsay studied childcare at school and college and owner her own child-minding business. An experienced Themis Trainer, Lindsay gains great satisfaction from using her experience in this challenging sector to benefit Apprentices.

I got to the age of 45 and realised I still wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in life. I’d always wanted to work with children and share my passion for learning. A friend recommended I take up some voluntary work – and I was fortunate to be accepted by Whalley Pre-school. How did you end up taking the Apprenticeship route? I was really enjoying my volunteering and I was delighted when the owners asked me if I wanted to get my qualifications and work there full time. That’s where Themis at Burnley College really helped me. They found the right course for me and made the whole process simple. What’s been the highlight of your learning journey? Firstly, meeting the wonderful staff at Whalley Pre-School and my amazing Trainer at Themis. I think my proudest moment was making the regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awards. What do you see yourself doing next? I really want to progress in my career in Early Years Education, and I’m currently considering continuing in my studies to complete my Advanced qualifications.

THE EMPLOYER Whalley Pre-School is a vibrant nursery based in Clitheroe. Established in 1960, the expertise and experience of its practitioners is unrivalled. They balance playing and learning with ensuring children leave them “school ready” with the abilities to progress and thrive.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Industry Oversight Careers

Responsibilities • Supervise and monitor the safety of children in their care • Help children keep good hygiene

Nursery Assistant

Child Care Worker

Child Psychologist

• Organise activities or implement a curriculum that allow children to learn and explore interests

• Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interest • Develop learning plans that meet curriculum demands.

• Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest and playtime Play Therapist

Health Visitor

Teacher

Employers Schools and Nurseries Teaching Assistant

Private and Public sector organisations Charities Health care providers

Salaries A Nursery Worker could earn between:

£14,000–£24,000

A Primary School Teacher could earn between:

£24,500–£61,000

A Teaching Assistant could earn between:

£11,500–£24,000

A Child Protection Officer could earn between:

£25,000–£41,000

A Children’s Nurse could earn between:

£24,000–£37,000

Skills A caring and patient nature

Imagination and creativity

Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and listening ability

Good organisational and time management skills

The ability to work as part of a team

Enthusiasm

The capacity to think on your feet and stay calm in stressful situations

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Apprenticeships Early Years Educator

LEVE L 3

1 8 M ON T HS

Teaching Assistant

LEVEL 3

1 8 M O N T HS

About the course

About the course

Early Years Educators are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes and as childminders with children from birth to 8 years.

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Secondary and Special Education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

Apprentices will: Plan and supervise child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child; Promote equality and diversity; Support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play; Have key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure; Observe each child and shape their learning experience to reflect their observations; Meet the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine; Work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child.

Promoting self-belief, social inclusion and a high self-esteem play an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment. It is an active role supporting the learner to access the curriculum. They are good role models, act with honesty and integrity, take part in team meetings; contribute to planning and class activities. Promoting Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development.

Progression and Careers

Progression and Careers

A relevant Foundation Degree or Degree course, or a successful career as a Nursery Practitioner or Room Supervisor.

As well as ensuring full competency as a Teaching Assistant, this standard provides a foundation for potential progression into a number of career paths in the Educational sector including Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Assistant Teacher and Teacher.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer, or have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship as an Early Years Practitioner.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer, or have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship as an Early Years Practitioner or Teaching Assistant.

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Early Years Practitioner

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

About the course As an Early Years Practitioner (EYP) you will work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional within Early Years Workforce. You will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children’s learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. An EYP will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. You will also work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. They will also have a responsibility for ensuring that they recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Progression and Careers An Apprenticeship or a successful career as a Nursery Practitioner, a role within the EYFS at a school, Room Supervisor or in a range of management roles.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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PRACTICAL AND DEXTEROUS. METHODICAL AND FOCUSSED. ADAPTABLE AND RESILIENT.

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CONSTRUCTION I’M ALREADY AN AWARD WINNER AND WILL REACH THE TOP OF THE CAREER LADDER. Zack Duxbury Level 3 Electrotechnical Instillation Apprentice Previous Winner - SPARKS North West


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship route?

Andrew Robinson: Andrew is an experienced Trainer, working with Themis for 11 years and a respected figure with leading Employers and Tutors in the Themis workshops alike. After a 20-year career in the Electrical Industry, during which time he was a valuable member of the teams at leading Employers across the North West, he chose to dedicate his career to passing on his many skills and in-depth knowledge of electrical installation.

When I finished my GCSEs and left secondary school, I didn’t really want to continue to be sitting in a classroom for most of the time. I really wanted to start finding my own way in the world and wanted to be earning a salary. What does your daily routine at work look like? No two days are ever the same really as we do all sorts of work at Avon Electrical Ltd. We travel to lots of different locations to carry out electrical work – such as commercial premises, industrial units, homes. It really does change on a daily basis. One of the most unusual jobs I’ve worked on is re-fitting an Escape Room - it really doesn’t get more varied than that! Where do you see your career going? When I left school I wanted a trade and electrical installation was the one that most suited me and my skills. I’d like to continue in this trade, building on my skills and taking my career further. Winning the regional heats of the SPARKS contest has really helped to boost my CV. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship to anyone leaving school? Yes – I wanted a taste of the ‘real world’ and an Apprenticeship gives you just that while you build your skills and knowledge.

THE EMPLOYER Avon Electrical, provides industrial, commercial and domestic electrical contractors’ services to customers large and small across the UK. Established in 1987, Avon Electrical electricianscommercial and domestic - are fully qualified, highly experienced and extremely professional, offering a comprehensive range of services from home re-wiring to PAT testing and emergency lighting.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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CONSTRUCTION I’D REALLY RECOMMEND AN APPRENTICESHIP – YOU GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IMMEDIATELY AND THAT’S VITAL TO BECOMING THE VERY BEST YOU CAN IN YOUR CHOSEN PROFESSION. Thomas Race Plumbing and Heating Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose Themis to deliver your Apprenticeship?

Matt Sanders: Matt brings 19 years’ professional experience as a maintenance engineer/plumber to his role at Themis, having specialised in the installation and maintenance of swimming pools, hydrotherapy pools, hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas for clients across the UK, including a host of celebrities and professional athletes.

I chose Themis because I was made to feel welcome and received lots of support to find the right Apprenticeship for me. What has been the highlight of your Apprenticeship so far? It’s got to be winning the HIPS magazine Learner of the Year contest and all that has come with it. It’s really increased my profile in the industry and looks really good on my CV now. As an Apprentice, what jobs do you do with your Employer? I work with commercial and domestic appliances, LPG, gas and oil, completing a wide range of tasks from maintenance and servicing to repairs and installations. Why did you choose an Apprenticeship? I wanted to earn a salary while learning skills and knowledge in a work environment. What is your career goal? I’d like to own my own plumbing and heating business and lead a team of highly-skilled engineers. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship? Yes, definitely. It’s a great way to start your career.

THE EMPLOYER NWR Gas, Plumbing & Heating, has built its reputation on providing a high-quality service to residential customers across East Lancashire. Calling upon a wealth of experience in both the domestic and commercial plumbing markets, NWR, established in 2004 has a highly-qualified and experienced team of skilled plumbers and engineers.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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CONSTRUCTION MY GOAL IS TO BECOME SELF-EMPLOYED AND USE MY TALENT AND INNOVATION TO TRANSFORM INTERIORS. Rosemary Walker Level 3 Furniture Production and Upholstery Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Tell us about your career plans – what are your goals? I’m hoping to be able to set up my own business eventually. I am working towards that ultimate goal and would like to develop my knowledge of furniture design and use the skills I’ve learnt in my Apprenticeship, as well as outside the workplace, to create some really exciting, one-off pieces of furniture.

Daniel Morris: Daniel was a highly-skilled cabinet maker for 16 years before becoming a Trainer with Themis. In his career within industry, he created high-end bespoke furniture at some of the region’s leading employers, including Simpsons Furniture for 14 years then Fuse Contract Furniture and Secret Drawer. A former high-achieving Apprentice himself, Daniel uses his personal experience to relate to today’s learners.

So are you planning to gain even more qualifications after your Apprenticeship?

THE EMPLOYER

Yes. I’d like to take a HNC/HND and continue to learn. There are opportunities to continue my studies to degree-level here in Burnley (at BCUC – Burnley College University Courses) with many of the same Tutors who I already know well and who understand me as an individual. What’s been the highlight of your Apprenticeship so far? I’ve really enjoyed building and designing my own furniture from scratch and learning new techniques. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship in the Furniture Industry? Definitely! Having an Apprenticeship qualification and experience under your belt opens new doors and opportunities for you.

Cavendish Upholstery, in Chorley is recognised as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of quality furniture, having completed a business transformation to now only supply blue chip digital retailers.Working closely with distribution partners, Cavendish is proud to offer exciting range of sofa designs which regularly earn five-star reviews from customers. The company ethos is: “To supply high quality, value for money, comfortable sofas, that exceed the customers’ expectations first time, every time.”

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Industry Oversight Careers

Responsibilities • Installing power systems, security systems and lighting • Checking systems to ensure they're working safely and effectively

Site-supervisor

Carpenter /Joiner

Plumber

• Making and installing control panels repairing and rewiring machines • Measuring and planning to give cost and time estimates

Electrician

Upholsterer

Plasterer

• Servicing gas and oil-fired central heating systems and radiators • Installing and fixing domestic appliances like showers and washing machines • Dealing with emergency call-outs like boiler breakdowns or blocked drains.

Employers Large and small private sector companies

Gas Service Technician

Bricklayer

Self employment

Painter and Decorator

Local Government Education sector

Salaries An Electrician could earn between:

£18,000–£42,000

A Security Systems Installer could earn between:

£18,000–£35,000

An Electricity Distribution Worker could earn between:

£16,000–£35,000

A Construction Site Supervisor could earn between:

£28,000–£40,000

A Plumber could earn between:

£15,000–£40,000

A Heating Engineer could earn between:

£18,000–£35,000

A Gas Service Technician could earn between:

£12,000–£38,000

Skills Maths knowledge

Customer service skills

To be thorough and pay attention to detail

The ability to work with your hands

The ability to use your initiative

Knowledge of building and construction

Physical skills - movement, co-ordination and dexterity


CONSTRUCTION

Apprenticeships Carpentry, Joinery and Wood Occupations

LEVE L 3

1 8 M ON T HS

Construction and the Built Environment

LEVEL 3

3 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

This Apprenticeship, focussing on either Site Carpentry or Architectural Joinery, will expand an apprentice’s carpentry and joinery knowledge and skills to a higher technical level in both the practical and theoretical aspects of work.

This pathway is designed for Apprentices who want to work in the Construction and the built environment sector as design technicians, who may be involved in producing design solutions, surveys, drawings and preparing tenders. It gives Apprentices the opportunity to demonstrate competence in built environment design, develop knowledge and skills related to the specific job roles in built environment design and develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning, amongst others. The qualification structure is intended to enable the delivery of a safe, accessible, sustainable and energy efficient built environment in order to embrace and resolve the challenges of today and tomorrow, whilst respecting historic development and achievement.

Apprentices will combine experience in the workplace with training in state-of-the-art, industry standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment. Apprentices also have an opportunity to sit a Health and Safety test to enable application for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card for work on building sites. Assessment is carried out at the end of the course through an End Point Assessment (EPA) and consists of a written exam and a practical assessment with verbal questions. Skills covered in Site Carpentry include; Communication and Supervisory Skills, Complex Roof Structures and Advanced Building Calculations and Geometry. Skills covered in Bench Joinery include; Communication and Supervisory Skills, Setting Out and Operating Woodworking Machinery, Manufacture and Installation of Complex Timber Components.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Apprenticeship in a trade related area, or HNC/D in Construction and Foundation Degrees. Alternatively, a successful career as a self-employed carpenter and joiner, or to study a professional qualification leading to becoming a SiteSupervisor or a role in construction management.

Entry Requirements

It has been developed by industry practitioners and professional bodies to serve a wide range of design disciplines, including civil and structural design, building surveying, architectural technology and design in specialist construction areas. The qualification is appropriate for designers who work on new build, alterations, repairs, refurbishment and conservation projects.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Apprenticeship in a construction related area, or HNC/D in Construction and Foundation Degrees. Alternately, a successful self-employed career, or further study through professional qualifications to become a Site-Supervisor, Health and Safety Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Building Surveyor or Architect.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Electrical Installation

LEVEL 3

4 YEARS

Furniture Production and Upholstery

LEVEL 3

2 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

This Apprenticeship develops skills in Electrical Installation, including the diagnosis and correction of electrical faults and functional skills, equipping apprentices with a range of skills required by Employers.

This Apprenticeship develops skills in fine-crafting furniture and can lead to a variety of careers within the Furniture industry, as well as allowing the opportunity to display work at the prestigious annual Burnley College School of Furniture Exhibition which welcomes high-profile guests from the national Furniture Industry and leading Employers. Apprentices will combine experience in the workplace with training in state-of-the-art, industry-standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment.

Apprentices undertake the AM2 test at the end of the programme to assess their practical knowledge, competence is assessed through workplace visits and a portfolio, Theoretical knowledge is assessed via external examinations. Skills covered include; Carrying Out Specified Connections on Electrical Wiring Systems and Equipment, Ensuring Safe Electrical Site Working, Implementing Safe Site Working Practices, Inspection, Testing and Commissioning of an Electrical Installation, Preparing, Positioning and Fixing Electrical Wiring Systems and Wiring Enclosures and Equipment.

Progression and Careers An HNC/D in Construction or Degree programmes in Building Services or a successful career as an Electrician.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Skills covered include; Design and Production Process, Preparing Fabrics for Upholstery, Handcraft Furniture, Veneering and Polishing.

Progression and Careers An HNC/D in Construction or Degree programmes in Building Services or a successful career as a furniture designer, maker or upholsterer.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.


CONSTRUCTION

Plumbing and Domestic Heating

LEVE L 3

4 YEARS

Carpentry and Joinery Standard

LEVEL 2

2 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Apprentices will combine experience in the workplace with training in state-of-the-art, industry-standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment. Apprentices also have an opportunity to sit a Health and Safety test to enable application for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card for work on building sites.

This Apprenticeship focusses on building the specialist skills required to become a competent Site Carpenter or Architectural Joinery Apprentice.

Skills covered include; Commissioning and De-Commissioning Gas Systems, Electrical, Environmental Awareness, Plumbing Science, Gas Installing, Plumbing Systems and Components.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Apprenticeship in a trade related area, or HNC/D in Construction and Foundation Degrees. Alternately, a successful career as a self-employed Plumber, Heating or Gas Engineer, or study professional qualifications to become a SiteSupervisor, Health and Safety Manager or Quantity Surveyor.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Apprentices will combine experience in the workplace with training in state-of-the-art, industry-standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment. Apprentices also have an opportunity to sit a Health and Safety test to enable application for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card (trainee) for work on building sites. Assessment is carried out at the end of the course, through an End Point Assessment (EPA) and consists of a written exam and a practical assessment with verbal questions. Skills covered in Site Carpentry include; Communication Skills, First and Second Fix, Building Calculations and Geometry. Skills covered in Architectural Joinery include; Calculations and Geometry, Setting Out and Operating Woodworking Machinery and the Manufacture and Installation of Timber Components. In addition to trade specific instruction, the course will also assist students in developing a positive and mature attitude to study, where effective communication and self-motivation become instinctive.

Progression and Careers A Level 3 Apprenticeship in Carpentry, Joinery and Wood Occupations. Alternately, a successful career as a selfemployed Carpenter and Joiner.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at least a Grade 5 in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Brickwork

Furniture

LEVEL 2

1 8 M ON T H S

LEVEL 2

3 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

The Apprenticeship will include the principles of constructing pieces of furniture and the different types of jointing methods and information used in furniture design. Apprentices will develop their knowledge and skills related to Health & Safety and environmental issues and how to communicate with others on the job. Apprentices will learn practical skills specific to wood working and /or upholstery, such as maintaining and using hand tools, preparing and using portable power tools and machinery and producing woodworking joints.

This course focuses on the theoretical and technical knowledge required to be a fully competent bricklayer, combined with honing and perfecting practical skills whilst also referencing Health & Safety standards specific to the industry to ensure the embedding of safe working practices. Apprentices will combine workplace experience with training in our state-of-theart, industry-standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment, where you will learn, amongst other things, the following skills: preparation of materials; safe working practices; erecting masonry structures including radial and battered brickwork, feature and reinforced brickwork; other brickwork and building technology.

Each Apprentice will take the occupational route that is best suited to the business they work in. They will complete all the core requirements set out and then the set number of requirements for the chosen route. Apprentices will be required to undertake a minimum of 20% off the job for training, this can be in their workplace or by attending College one day per week.

Progression and Careers After completing the Level 2 qualification, Apprentices will be encouraged to progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Furniture Production and Upholstery, or a career in Upholstery.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Theoretical lessons will develop knowledge of: Health & Safety: customer service; communication; energy efficiency; materials; alternative construction techniques; feature and reinforced brickwork; fireplaces and chimneys. In addition to trade specific instruction, the course will also assist Apprentices in developing a positive and mature attitude to study, where effective communication and self-motivation become instinctive.

Progression and Careers Upon successful completion of this course, Apprentices will be competent tradespeople with a professional qualification recognised throughout the industry which can open the door to either a successful bricklaying career or entry into Higher Education.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Painting and Decorating

LEVE L 2

3 YEARS

Plastering

LEVEL 2

3 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

This course focuses on the theoretical and technical knowledge required to be a fully competent Painter and Decorator. You will enhance your practical skills whilst also referencing Health and Safety standards specific to the industry to ensure the embedding of safe working practices. Apprentices will combine workplace experience with training in our state-of-the-art, industry-standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment.

This Apprenticeship focuses on building the specialists skills required to become a competent Plasterer. Apprentices will combine experience in the workplace with training in stateof-the-art, industry-standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment.

Skills covered include: Health & Safety, customer service, communication, energy efficiency, materials, alternative construction techniques, erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms, preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paint systems by brush and roller, applying foundation and plain papers, producing specialist decorative finishes and applying and creating colour.

Progression and Careers Upon successful completion of this course, Apprentices will be competent tradespeople with a professional qualification recognised throughout the industry which can open the door to either a successful Painting & Decorating career or entry into Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

Skills covered include; Dry Lining, Fibrous Plastering, Rendering, Solid Plastering, Communication Skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities, Setting Out and Operating in a Range of Environments (including domestic, commercial and industrial) and Applying a Range of Modern and Traditional Materials.

Progression and Careers Upon successful completion of this course, Apprentices will be competent tradespeople with a professional qualification recognised throughout the industry which can open the door to either a successful Plastering career or entry into Higher Education.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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DIGITAL MARKETING


CREATIVE AND ADAPTABLE. FASCINATED BY TECHNOLOGY. CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR.

BE A DIGITAL MARKETER.

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DIGITAL MARKETING I WOULD RECOMMEND AN APPRENTICESHIP BECAUSE IT ALLOWS YOU TO WORK AND GAIN INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE, AS WELL AS BEING PAID. Sarah Chan Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship route?

Fiona Gibson. Fiona is a highly experienced lecturer with a passion for digital marketing. A specialist in employer engagement, creative promotion and market research, with over a decade of experience working in education, she is passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills.

I chose an Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing because, in my first year at College, I attended a careers talk when a Themis representative spoke to us about Apprenticeships and different pathways after College. This led me to look into Apprenticeships after I completed my Level 3 Business Diploma. What does your day-to-day role involve? Some of the day-to-day job roles I do within my company (21Digital) are managing multiple social media accounts - researching content, scheduling posts and creating visuals to go alongside this. As well as this, I also look into SEO, mainly to do with keyword research, uploading blog content and looking into how Google works. What are your career goals? My career dream would be to be a Social Media Executive, running my own department/business and managing multiple accounts that would allow me to come up with all the content, visuals and final says. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship? One of the main reasons I would recommend an Apprenticeship is because it allows you to work and gain industry experience, as well as being paid.

THE EMPLOYER 21Digital is an award-winning strategic digital marketing agency in Blackburn with a mission to help businesses become even more successful. With 17 years of experience, and a portfolio of satisfied clients, 21Digital lead on a range of creative and digital projects for customers across the UK.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Digital Delivery Manager

Responsibilities

Digital Marketer

Web Content Editor

• Creating and/or analysing digital marketing campaigns for websites, apps and social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

• Making information and advertising more interactive by adding case studies, videos and infographics to websites, apps and social media

• Developing market research surveys and working with customers in focus groups

• Using data from web tracking tools like Google Analytics to check the effectiveness of marketing campaigns

• Working with marketing and PR professionals

Social Media Manager

Social Media Analyst

User Experience (UX) Designer

• Briefing other professionals like web designers on advertising campaigns • Designing and writing e-communications like e-newsletters and text campaigns

• Tracking the success of marketing campaigns and presenting your findings • Using techniques like search engine optimisation (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) • Writing/managing content for websites, email and social media

Employers Private and Public Sector Employers Education Sector Third Sector

Salaries

Local Government

A Digital Marketing Executive could earn between:

£20,000–£50,000

A Social Media Manager could earn between:

£23,000–£75,000

A Web Content Editor could earn between:

£15,600–£65,000

A User Experience (UX) Designer could earn between:

£15,600–£65,000

Skills Knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software

To be thorough and pay attention to detail

The ability to work well with others

The ability to work well under pressure

Analytical thinking

Excellent verbal communication skills


DIGITAL MARKETING

Apprenticeships Digital Marketing

LEVE L 3

1 8 MON THS

About the course The primary role of a Digital Marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. Apprentices will be expected to gain an understanding of the business environment and business issues related to digital marketing and customer needs, as well as understanding and following digital etiquette. Skills covered include; Principles of Coding, Basic Marketing Principles, Customer Lifecycle and Components of Digital and Social Media Strategies. Apprentices will also will also cover the principles of; Search Marketing, SEO, E-mail Marketing, Web Analytics and Metrics, Mobile Apps and Pay-Per-Click.

Progression and Careers Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, Higher Level or Degree qualifications, or a successful career within the Digital Marketing industry.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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PIONEER FOR SUSTAINABILITY. AT ONE WITH NATURE. CREATIVE AND PATIENT.

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HORTICULTURE MY CAREER IS SHAPING THE WORLD WE LIVE IN SAVING THE PLANET FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. Bryn Davies Level 2 Horticulture Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why have you chosen an Apprenticeship route into a career in the Horticulture Industry? It’s really important to me to gain the qualifications I need for a successful career, as well as learning from other professionals within the Industry, so an Apprenticeship suits me perfectly.

Tom Wilkinson: Educated to degree level in Ecology with a specialism in Permaculture Design, Tom was the Community Gardener at Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, designing and creating four community gardens and training a volunteer workforce. He was also Horticulture Project Officer at The Good Life Project, improving mental and physical wellbeing.

Would you recommend an Apprenticeship to others?

THE EMPLOYER

Yes, I would. It can lead to a great career with your current Employer or puts you in the ideal position in the jobs market at the end of your Apprenticeship. As well the skills and experience you gain in your specialism, you also develop your self-confidence and communication skills. What’s the best part of your role as a Horticulture Apprentice?

Burnley Borough Council, owns and manages five Green Flag parks in the borough, offering beautifully landscaped gardens and boating lakes, bowling greens, skate parks and playgrounds. The council also maintains over 500 hectares of informal open space and woodlands and owns several areas of land designated for allotment use in Burnley and Padiham

I love all the aspects of it, especially planting and the gardening side of the job. However, as I’m a perfectionist, the lawn mowing is great for me!

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

As a Horticulture Apprentice, what sort of places do you work now and where could you work in future?

As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as:

I’m always working in different places – such as some of Burnley’s amazing parks; golf courses and the town centre. In future, my Apprenticeship will give me the option to become self-employed, working for householders and businesses, I could work on sports grounds or I could diversify into the design element of the industry.

Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Industry Oversight Careers

Horticulturist

Responsibilities

Groundsman

Landscape Designer

• Sowing seeds, planting bulbs and ornamental plants

• Laying paths and looking after ornamental features

• Growing plants from cuttings and by grafts

• Researching new strains of seed and plants in the lab for crop production

• Taking care of plants watering, weeding, pruning, feeding and spraying • Mowing grass, cutting dead growth and branches, and general tidying

Environmental Nature Consultant Conservation Officer

• Picking, sorting and packaging produce to be sent to retailers • Selling plants and other products • Advising customers.

Employers Large and small companies in a diverse range of industries Local authorities Environmental agencies Leading Sports clubs

Salaries A Groundsman could earn between:

£17,000–£48,000

An Environmental Consultant could earn between:

£22,000–£60,000

A Horticultural Therapist could earn between:

£17,000–£30,000

A Horticultural Manager could earn between:

£18,000–£40,000

A Landscaper could earn between:

£16,000–£30,000

Skills The ability to work well with your hands

The ability to work well with others and on your own

Physical fitness and endurance

To be flexible and open to change

To be thorough and pay attention to detail

Persistence and determination


HORTICULTURE

Apprenticeships Horticulture & Landscape Operative

LEVE L 2

2 YEARS

About the course This Apprenticeship is perfect for launching a career in horticulture. It is also suitable for those with a passion for gardening and the outdoors or someone who may be considering a career change. There are several different disciplines within horticulture which include; Landscaping, Garden Maintenance, Aquatic Plants and Pond Maintenance, Sports Turf, Pest Control and Planning projects Health and safety is also an integral part of this Apprenticeship and as an Apprentice you will undertake outdoor first aid training. The Apprenticeship runs over 2 years with training delivered in the workplace, at our College polytunnel facility and remotely online. In your second year you will create a portfolio of the jobs you have covered, this will reflect the work during all four seasons. You will be assessed on completion of your second year through an End Point Assessment (EPA) which is a combination of practical tasks and professional discussions about the work you have covered during your Apprenticeship. Skills developed include; plant propagation, equipment use and maintenance, planning tasks, health and safety awareness, plant identification and the operation of land-based machinery.

Progression and Careers A Level 3 Apprenticeship or a successful career in horticulture working for a variety of organisations, or as a route into self- employment.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer. You will need to be ready to work outdoors all year round.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


CALM UNDER PRESSURE. LOGICAL AND METHODICAL. RESILIENT PROBLEM-SOLVER.

BE A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY I’M AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY AND I AM THE PROBLEM-SOLVER EVERYONE TURNS TO. Leon Bailey Level 3 Infrastructure Technician Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE What does your typical day in 1st Line Technical Support look like? My average day can include general maintenance on servers to responding to business-critical issues such as the Internet/ Servers being down for a whole company. There’s great variety. I have also visited customer sites up and down the country with colleagues, to see how the systems we maintain integrate into a business environment. Why did you choose an Apprenticeship route into your IT career? Prior to starting my Apprenticeship, I had just completed my Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing and felt I was ready to put all the theory of the subject into practice. What are your plans when you complete your Apprenticeship? I aim to gain additional Industry-standard qualifications such as CNNA (Cisco) and MCSE (Microsoft). My career goal is to become qualified as a Technical Architect, designing and building entire networks. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship to others interested in a career in IT? I would recommend an Apprenticeship: there is no better way to build a career than by gaining industry experience alongside qualifications in the classroom and Themis can help to open the doors to lots of opportunities and support you along the way.

THE TRAINER Ben Scott: Ben has more than 13 years’ professional expertise in the IT sector, having spent much of his career in network design and support, hardware build and implementation. His career has taken him across the world,training and managing IT systems for small and large enterprises and working with multi-national companies improving the global delivery of their IT service.

THE EMPLOYER Chess ICT, is one of the UK’s leading technology solutions providers. Based on the Network 65 Business Park, Hapton, its 150-plus technology specialists help more than 33,000 businesses maintain and improve IT systems. It has been at the leading edge of technology solutions for 25 years, providing a full range of Voice and Connect, ICT, Cyber Security and Digital Services nationally.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Responsibilities • Setting up and managing user accounts, permissions and passwords

IT Security Co-ordinator

Cyber Intelligence Officer

Database Administrator

• Making sure security is at the right level to block unauthorised access • Finding and fixing network faults • Setting up a maintenance plan to prevent faults

Systems Analyst

Software Developer

IT Project Manager

• Giving technical support to people who use the

network • Providing training on new systems • Carrying out day-to-day administration • Planning and implementing future developments • Installing and configuring new software and hardware.

Employers Network Services Engineer

Large and small private sector companies in a diverse range of industries Local authorities and national government National security National Health Service

Salaries

Education sector

A Network engineer could earn between:

£18,000–£40,000

An IT Service Engineer could earn between:

£12,000– £30,000

A Data Entry Clerk could earn between:

£12,000–£25,000

A Software Developer could earn between:

£20,000–£70,000

An IT Security Co-ordinator can earn up to:

£84,000

Skills Knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software

To be thorough and pay attention to detail

The ability to work well with others

The ability to work well under pressure

Analytical thinking

Excellent verbal communication skills


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Apprenticeships Digital Technology Solutions (Integrated Degree)

LEVE L 6

3 6 M ON T HS

Information Communications Technician

LEVEL 3

1 8 M O N T HS

About the course

About the course

A Digital & Technology Solutions Professional provides technology enabled solutions to internal and/or external customers, in a range of areas including software, business and systems analysis, cyber security, data analysis and network infrastructure. They implement technology solutions that enable businesses to develop new products and services and to increase an organisation’s productivity using digital technologies. They are confident, competent and capable independent Technology Solutions Professionals able to operate in a range of related roles. The occupation is based upon a core set of outcomes that will be supplemented by one of six specialism areas detailed below that cover the roles identified by employers:

The broad purpose of the ICT occupation is to deliver efficient operation and control of the IT and/or Telecommunications infrastructure (comprising physical or virtual hardware, software, network services and data storage) either on-premises or to end-users provisioned as cloud services that is required to deliver and support the information systems needs of an organisation.

Software Engineer IT Consultant Business Analyst Cyber Security Specialist Data Analyst Network Engineer

Progression and Careers A successful career in digital and technology solutions

Entry Requirements

The work of an ICT involves undertaking a vast array of specialist roles supporting business critical requirements and focus on customer solutions. Networking, Server, IT Essentials, Secure Communications, programming, and databases are just an example of typical tasks and projects undertaken within the likely areas of employment.

Progression and Careers Digital Technology Solutions (integrated degree). A successful career in IT support, membership with CIPD with potential to progress to higher level CIPD courses.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, achieved a relevant level 3 qualification for example Level 3 Information Communications Technology apprenticeship, Level 3 Advanced in BTEC computing. 3 or more A-levels with one being in computer science.

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SCIENCE INDUSTRIES LIVES DEPEND ON ME I’M PART OF A KEY TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS IN THE NHS. Katie Bolton Level 2 Pharmacy Skills


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why have you chosen to work in the Pharmacy sector?

Marie Louise McGuire: using her experience working in different clinical and pharmacy settings helps Apprentices like Katie apply their workplace learning and ensure they’re keeping up to date with the very latest developments within the industry. Marie is there to support Apprentices every step of the way through their Themis Apprenticeship.

It’s a great sector to work in and there are lots of areas you can specialise in, such as customer service, dealing with patients; dispensing; working with medical teams on wards; stock control and administration. It’s a great career as you can learn multiple skills. Why did you choose an Apprenticeship route? I was really keen to start my career and get some experience in the workplace – plus I wanted to gain some independence by earning my own salary. Would you recommend an Apprenticeship to others? Yes! You can combine the experience you gain in the workplace with your training. It’s a way of becoming a rounded professional and gain qualifications which can help you progress further. What are your career plans? I’m passionate about working for the NHS and really making a difference to the lives of others. I want to develop my career within the NHS and progress up the managerial ladder, gaining qualifications along the way.

THE EMPLOYER East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, oversees the planned treatments and emergency medical needs of the area’s large population. It operates hospitals in Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Clitheroe and Pendle; employs more than 8,000 staff; treats more than 700,000 patients annually and has more than 1,000 in-patient beds.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Pharmacy Manager

Responsibilities

Pharmacist

Senior Dispenser

• Accepting and handing out prescriptions

• Selling over-the-counter medicines

• Dispensing prescriptions

• Answering customers questions face to face or by phone

• Using computer systems to generate stock lists and labels • Ordering items • Receiving, loading, unloading deliveries

Medical Sales Manager

Pharmacy Technician

Health and Safety Inspector

• Delivering medicines to other parts of a hospital or health centre

• Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines • Preparing medicines • Referring problems or queries to the pharmacist.

Employers Quality Manager

Large chemist chains on the High Street

Product/Process Development Scientist

Hospitals Health Centres Community Pharmacies

Salaries Pharmacy Assistant Starting Salary:

£16,000

Pharmacy Technicians could earn between:

£18,000–£25,000

Senior Health and Safety Inspector could earn between:

£30,000–£40,000

Pharmacy Manager could earn:

£41,000

Skills Have some knowledge of medicines The ability to communicate effectively with patients and health professionals An interest in people’s health Operation of pharmaceutical instrumentation

Knowledge of the law and ethical concerns relating to supply of medicines Teamwork skills Numeracy skills and IT literacy Accuracy and attention to detail

The ability to think clearly and methodically Organisational and time management skills Commercial awareness


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Apprenticeships Pharmacy Technician

LEVE L 3

2 YEARS

Science Laboratory Technician

LEVEL 3

2 YE AR S

About the course

About the course

Pharmacy Technicians play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and the information they provide. If you have excellent communication skills, have confidence to work with members of the public and feel you could be part of this exciting sector, then this Apprenticeship will be for you.

This Apprenticeship is designed to develop skills as a Science Technician to advance into more senior technical roles. Science Laboratory Technicians cover a wide range of roles from those who support scientists and engineers in research and development to those who provide quality assurance, or analytical science services.

Apprentices will gain the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting individuals in the Pharmacy sector, as part of the wider healthcare team. Apprentices should be employed as dispensing or pharmacy assistants. Skills you will develop include the ability to; process prescriptions, manage and control stock, dispensing medicines, provide advice regarding pharmaceutical materials under the supervision of a registered pharmacist

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career in a community or hospital pharmacy.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Apprentices will be assessed through portfolios, assignments, regular meetings with a Trainer Assessor and an End Point Assessment. Skills developed include; maintaining health and safety in the workplace, providing technical advice and guidance for scientific or technical activities, planning scientific or technical sampling and testing activities and maintaining stocks of all resources, equipment and consumables.

Progression and Careers A Higher or Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses such as the HNC in Chemical Industries, or a successful career within the science industry.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Pharmacy Services Assistant

LEVEL 2

1 YEAR

About the course Pharmacy/Dispensing Assistants play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and the information they provide. If you have excellent communication skills, have confidence to work with members of the public and feel you could be part of this exciting sector, then this Apprenticeship will be for you. Apprentices will work with Pharmacy Technicians and pharmacists to help prepare and give out prescription medication. You will take in and give out prescriptions and will work with health professionals and customers. Skills you will develop include the ability to; process prescriptions, manage and control stock, dispensing medicines, provide advice regarding pharmaceutical materials under the supervision of a registered Pharmacist.

Progression and Careers A Level 3 Apprenticeship or a successful career as a Pharmacy Assistant or Dispensing Assistant.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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POSITIVE COMMUNICATOR. GOALS ORIENTATED. TECHNICALLY MINDED.

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SPORT & FITNESS MY EXPERTISE IS HELPING PEOPLE TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES AND OVERCOME BARRIERS. Elizabeth Grimshaw Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager Apprentice


THE APPRENTICE

THE TRAINER

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship in the Sports Industry?

Nicola Palmer: With over 20 years’ experience working in the Sport & Fitness industry Nicola has extensive knowledge and experience in education and training. She is passionate about sport and fitness and, after starting out working as a Leisure Team member, has progressed into a highly skilled industry qualified teacher and trainer.

After I finished my GCSEs I knew that I wanted a practical, rather than a fully academic route to follow, and realised that an Apprenticeship would give me the best of both worlds. I’m working and gaining qualifications at the same time, which suits me. What does a working day look like in your role? There’s lots to do and it’s very varied, which I enjoy. I set up equipment for table tennis, badminton, piccleball, trampolines etc, as well as lead swimming lessons and complete lifeguard duties. As my Apprenticeship has progressed, and I’ve learnt more about nutrition, I’ve spent more time working in the gym and on personal training sessions. What has been the highlight of your Apprenticeship so far? It has to be training and qualifying as a Swimming Teacher! I’m gaining qualifications which will help me throughout my career. What are your plans for the future? I’m really keen to take my qualifications to degree level as I know there are university courses I can do right here in Burnley – at BCUC (Burnley College University Courses) which is based at Burnley College. I’d like to specialise in Personal Training in the future.

She is qualified as a Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, GP Exercise Referral specialist and has a Master’s Degree in Sport & Exercise Science, she uses her vast amounts of experience to provide outstanding support and training for our Apprentices.

THE EMPLOYER Burnley Leisure is a registered charity employing more than 100 fully-qualified staff. Established in 2014, the trust operates most of the leisure facilities previously managed by Burnley Council and aspires to promote active and healthy communities and provide top facilities for recreation, sport and cultural pursuits.

THE TRANSFERABLE SKILLS As a Themis Apprentice you will develop much more than industry expertise. You will gain skills that you can transfer between careers and even industries, such as: Resilience | Adaptability | Problem-solving Innovation | Team Work | Communication Leadership | Analysis | Time Management Listening | Work Ethic | Computer Literacy Organisation | Personal Development Self-Management | Creativity

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Responsibilities • Evaluating performance and providing feedback • Identifying areas for further development

Personal Trainer

Fitness Instructor

Sports Coach

• Communicating instructions and commands using clear, simple language • Demonstrating an activity by breaking the task down into a sequence • Ensuring participants train and perform to a high standard of health and safety

Leisure Centre Manager

PE Teacher

Sports Agent

sports psychology, nutrition and sports science • Working with IT resources to monitor and measure performance • Acting as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the people you work with • Liaising with other partners, such as physiotherapists, doctors and nutritionists • Producing personalised training programmes

• Inspiring confidence and selfbelief

• Planning and running activities for groups and individuals

• Developing knowledge and understanding of fitness, injury,

• Finding appropriate competitions for participants.

Employers Sports Development Officer

Sport Psychologist

Private and Public Sports and Leisure Sector Organisations Health Care Providers Schools Sporting Institutions and Bodies Self Employment

Salaries A Sports Coach could earn between:

£15,000–£25,000

Sports Development Officer could earn between:

£21,000– £50,000

A Personal Trainer can earn between:

£14,000–£22,000

Skills The ability to quickly develop successful working relationships with people from different backgrounds

Awareness of equality and diversity issues, including those related to sport and disability

A desire to help others succeed

Motivational skills and an understanding of the psychology that underpins successful competition

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Organisational skills

Team-building ability

A strong interest in maintaining professional skills and knowledge

Enthusiasm, flexibility and patience


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Apprenticeships Personal Trainer

Leisure Duty Manager

LEVE L 3

1 8 M ON T HS

LEVEL 3

1 8 M O N T HS

About the course

About the course

The role of a Leisure Duty Manager is to manage the effective day to day ‘front line’ operation of a leisure facility. These facilities will vary in size and the services available such as swimming pools, multi-functional sports hall, fitness suites, health suites, climbing walls and outdoor sports tracks.

The role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals. Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, Personal Trainers will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance (e.g. Physiotherapist, Registered Dietician, Medical Specialist).

It is the responsibility of the Leisure Duty Manager to ensure the facility is prepared for use in accordance with the planned activity programme and that all areas are maintained to the highest possible standards of safety, cleanliness, security and operational effectiveness. Typically, the Leisure Duty Manager will provide visible leadership to a diverse range of staff such as lifeguards, receptionists, sports coaches, fitness teams and crèche workers. Their responsibility is to manage staff performance and on-going development to ensure staff are motivated, efficient and operate at a high standard.

Progression and Careers Completion of this Apprenticeship will enable progression in the leisure industry to a more senior management role such as Centre Manager. On successful completion of this Apprenticeship the Leisure Duty Manager will be eligible to become a Member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) or undertake Degree Level Apprenticeship or a successful career in the leisure industry.

Entry Requirements Applicants must have completed the Level 2 Leisure Team Member and should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

A comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing is also essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. Personal Trainers are typically employed by a fitness or leisure centre and should expect to work hours that may include evenings, weekends and public holidays. This Apprenticeship will teach you knowledge, skills and behaviours to undertake your role. This will include; Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology, Lifestyle Management and Client Motivation, Health and Wellbeing, Exercise Programme Design and Delivery, Exercise Technique and Nutrition.

Progression and Careers Successful completion of this Apprenticeship will enable further experience and training in the fitness industry to support the move into fitness management or a specialist instructor, or progression onto a Degree Level Apprenticeship or a range of other Degree courses, or a successful career in Personal Training or Leisure Management.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Leisure Team Member

LEVEL 2

1 8 M ON T H S

Community Activator Coach

LEVEL 2

1 8 M O N T HS

About the course

About the course

The role of the leisure team member is to support, enhance and deliver the day to day operations and services of a leisure/ fitness facility. Working as part of a team, it is the responsibility of the leisure team member to undertake a range of operational duties such as assisting with the opening and closing of the facility, undertaking routine maintenance of equipment and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment.

The Community Activator Coach Apprenticeship underpins occupations such as an Activator, Sports Coach, Activity Leader, Community Worker or Outreach Officer. You could be working with an employer is areas such as; charities, SMEs who work in the sport and physical activity sector; local authorities; sports clubs; leisure centres; youth work agencies; housing associations and outdoor education centres.

Alongside these operational functions they ensure programmed activities and services are available for customers. They act as a Lifeguard, Swimming Teacher, Gym Instructor and Group Activity Leader. In a typical working day they may perform all of these roles in one shift, for example: open or close the facility, welcome customers, deliver a gym induction, run a group exercise session, teach a swimming lesson, clean the facility, walk the gym floor, prepare the sports hall for a sports activity and deliver the session. The role requires empathy, professionalism and an ability to work flexibly.

The Community Activator Coach promotes, delivers and coaches fun, inclusive and engaging activities that help whole communities to change their behaviour, adopt and keep to a physically active lifestyle.

Alongside their operational duties there are five key areas of work all leisure team members will cover; leisure and fitness operations, lifeguard duties, swimming teaching duties, gym instruction and leading group activities.

Progression and Careers On successful completion of this Apprenticeship the leisure team member will be eligible to become an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). You would also be eligible to progress onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship or a successful career working in a leisure centre or similar environment.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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You will gain specialist knowledge needed to effectively work with a range of different groups from within the community, which will make lives better through physical activity, organised play and sport. The Community Activator Coach is a role model for young people within communities and works alongside youth workers, police and community safety agencies to keep the local environment safe. The role is flexible and Apprentices can expect to work varied and unsociable hours, including evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Progression and Careers Successful completion of this Apprenticeship will enable you to be able to move into leadership roles within the sector which may be aligned to an Apprenticeship at a higher level.

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at a Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.


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ORGANISED AND METHODICAL. PROCESS DRIVEN. FOCUSSED ON ACCURACY.

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Responsibilities

Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Worker

Supply Chain Manager

Forklift Driver

Order Picker

Taking delivery of goods and storing them

Loading goods for sending

Checking for damaged or missing items

Keeping stock records

Moving stock by hand or with machines

Managing staff

Packing and wrapping goods

Employers Employers Large and Small Private Sector Organisations Local Government Education Sector NHS

Salaries Warehouse Worker could earn:

£12,700–£27,000

Warehouse Manager could earn between:

£18,000–£40,000

Supply Chain Manager could earn between:

£20,000–£60,000

Forklift Driver could earn:

£17,000–£28,000

Skills To be thorough and pay attention to detail

To be flexible and open to change

The ability to work well with others

Excellent verbal communication skills

The ability to work well under pressure

The ability to work well with your hands

Reasoning skills


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Apprenticeships Supply Chain Warehouse Operative

LEVE L 2

1 8 MON THS

Trade Supplier

LEVEL 2

1 8 M O N THS

About the course

About the course

Carrying out a range of moving, packaging and stock-taking roles and duties in a warehouse environment, Warehouse Operatives work in a variety of industries. Work activities include taking deliveries, checking for damaged/missing items, storing goods, moving stock by various methods, picking/packing orders, loading goods for dispatch, maintaining stock records and documentation, and cleaning. They are required to safely use a range of equipment, machinery and vehicles, as relevant to their role and setting. This could include mechanical racking systems or materials handling equipment (MHE)

Ensuring an efficient flow of goods and services between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base Trade Suppliers play a vital role in ensuring an efficient flow of goods and services between manufacturers and their skilled trade customer base. They operate in a variety of sectors including electrical, plumbing, joinery and general building supplies. Typically, a Trade Supplier will work within a small warehouse and trade counter, which is visited regularly by professional trade customers who have technical knowledge about what they are buying. Trade Suppliers can specialise in roles in a trade business environment, which may include sales, purchasing, account management, logistics and administration.

Warehouse Operatives communicate with a wide range of people and customers. They have a passion to meet customers’ expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems and associated services (eg Traffic/Warehouse Management Systems) and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Progression to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or employment within the industry

Trade Suppliers will be dealing with customer sales at the trade counter and over the telephone, and will understand incoming deliveries, stock control and despatch. They will be familiar with processing customer orders and taking delivery of goods and the basic administration related to these functions. A key element of their role will be to have technical knowledge of the products and services offered together with the bespoke systems and equipment used in their trade business. They will communicate with a wide variety of internal and external customers to build relationships and provide a high quality service that encourages repeat business.

Entry Requirements

Progression and Careers

Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

Progression to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or employment within the industry

Progression and Careers

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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Lean Manufacturing Operative

LEVEL 2

1 8 MON T H S

About the course Carrying out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively A Lean Manufacturing Operative will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership. A Lean Manufacturing Operative can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively e.g. automotive manufacturing – multi models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a highvolume environment. They will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies & procedures. A Lean Manufacturing Operative will be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety requirements at all times e.g. wearing correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE.), correct use of equipment and tooling, safe stopping and resetting of machinery, maintain an organised work area e.g. 5s (Sifting, Sorting, Sweeping, Spick & Span and Sustain) ensuring the safe disposal of waste in line with environmental systems and regulatory requirements. They will be required to contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods, kaizen tools, process visualisation using lean principles and problem-solving tools and techniques.

Progression and Careers Progression to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or employment within the industry

Entry Requirements Applicants should have 2 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Language and Mathematics, in order to have the most success being placed with an employer.

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THE THEMIS APPRENTICESHIP PLEDGE. Themis makes a deal with you. Ifyou achieve the qualifications you need and can confidently talk about your career dreams and industry knowledge, Themis pledges to back you 100% as you search for your ideal employer and launch your dream career. We know you want the best possible start in your career, that’s why the Themis team deliver individual support in the following areas: • CV and cover letter creation and writing • Interview guidance and tips • Research techniques so you can find out more about the industries in which you want to launch your successful career You will be allocated your own recruitment specialist who will match you to vacancies and arrange employer interviews. Our Themis Apprentices stand out from the crowd and are highly sought-after by employers in all sectors across the North West. If you are driven, enjoy combining study and work and want to take that first step on the career ladder towards becoming a #FUTUREBOSS, then a Themis Apprenticeship could be the route for you, with progression opportunities to a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship.

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YOUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

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Speak to the School Liaison Team Your first step in securing an Apprenticeship would be to contact the School Liaison Team. They can offer you the advice and guidance you need to decide if an Apprenticeship is the ideal route into your chosen industry and a successful career. They can help you with: Creating a CV | Identifying Skills | Preparing for Interviews | General Advice and Guidance

Our School Liaison Team have the expertise and experience to support you as you make crucial decisions on your future and take the first steps towards becoming a #FUTUREBOSS.

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Research your chosen Industry and look at suitable Employers Your second step would be to research the industry that you are interested in, make sure that the qualification is suited to you and have a look at employers within your chosen industry to get a real understanding of the job roles. You can have a look at different job vacancies to understand the role you may be doing in your Apprenticeship by visiting the below platforms: Themis Vacancies | gov.uk | Indeed | Prospects

The Themis Recruitment Team

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Once you have chosen the industry you wish to start your career journey in, you will meet the Themis recruiter for that specific area. Here you will have an interview, complete assessments and look at current vacancies. You will work closely with this recruiter when looking for an employer; however you are also expected to be proactive in seeking your own employer as well. The Themis recruiter will keep you up to date on new vacancies that may arise, when your CV has been sent out to employers and notify you of any scheduled interviews. They can help you with: Interview Skills | Job Preparation | Finding an Employer

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Start your Apprenticeship Your final step in securing an Apprenticeship would be to have completed a successful interview with an employer in your chosen industry and accept an offer from a company for the Apprenticeship.

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CV TEMPLATE FOR APPRENTICES Getting an amazing job starts here. You need a stand-out CV to catch attention. Use this template to guide you and create a CV to get that all-important interview callback.

Name Address, Town, Postcode | Email address | Mobile phone number Do you have a blog? Online or downloadable portfolio? Add your links here:

Professional Experience • List all the things you’ve done in your student or working life that have given you the professional experience you need to carry out the job you’re applying for.

• It’s a good idea to bullet-point this section so that each of your experiences are listed clearly and concisely.

• Try to sum up each point briefly – not everybody who receives your CV will have a lot of time, so make it as easy for them as possible.

• Add links to any work you’ve been a part of. Most employers will now be reading your CV on a

computer or mobile device, so links to previous places of work or any useful articles regarding your experience will add depth and interest to your application.

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Had any memorable experiences that might be relevant to the role? Anything you can add that will help you stand out from other applicants will help you stick in employers’ minds. For example, have you worked abroad? Are you a volunteer? Do you have an interesting and skilful hobby?

“Skills” are relative to each person creating a CV. For some it could be the things they learned while carrying out previous tasks within their previous roles; for others it could be team-building exercises on Duke of Edinburgh Awards trips or even evidence of trustworthiness and responsibility from retail work.


Education In this part, add details of all of your educational achievements to date. This includes the schools you have attended, the dates you attended them from and the subjects you studied. You should also include details of your qualifications in this section.

Work Experience/Employment History This part is where you can show off the skills and achievements you acquired while you worked at any previous jobs, or any work experience you have ever undertaken. If you have never had a job before, or think the jobs you’ve had don’t seem like they would be relevant to your new employer, think about what else you’ve done that makes you the perfect candidate. Employers like to see examples of: being responsible, working to deadlines, being punctual and well-presented, being respectful and working with other people in a professional environment. If you feel you have no relevant experience, you can always expand on some of the points you raised in the Professional Experience section, adding more detailed evidence and explaining your interest in these areas. You are more experienced than you think!

Internships/other Qualifications Have you taken on any internships or gained any other qualifications that were not part of your general education or career so far? This is the place to show off any extra merits you have, from language qualifications to online courses you’ve taken. If you’ve been learning how to code online – add it here. If you’ve been using Duolingo to learn Italian – add it here too. Have you ever worked for a company as an intern, even if it was only for a week? Don’t forget to include it! Don’t lie though; interviewers will always find out.

References Tip: Don’t ever give away your referees’ details without asking them first.

All finished? Now spellcheck! Or even better, ask somebody you trust to read through your new CV to make absolutely sure there are no typos or mistakes before you submit it to any employers.

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BE PREPARED.

BE THEMIS.

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TAKING THE FIRST STEP ON YOUR CAREER PATH IS EXCITING. IT’S A MILESTONE EVENT. BE PREPARED FOR HOW TO SUCCEED AT INTERVIEW AND IMPRESS IN THE WORKPLACE.

Here are some top tips from the Themis team to ensure that you make the transition from school pupil to Apprentice as smoothly as possible. Make a great first impression

Always be punctual, polite and make eye contact in your inteview. Speak clearly and do not use slang. Turn your phone to silent and keep it in your bag or pocket. Bring any documents or portfolio work requested. Listen closely to the interviewer’s questions and always have a couple of questions prepared that you can ask at the end of the interview.

Dress to impress

For your interview you don’t have to wear a suit: a smart pair of trousers and shirt and tie would work for male Apprenticeship applicants and smart trousers and a neat blouse would work for female applicants. Always choose a clean and pressed outfit.

Overcoming interview nerves

Prepare. Prepare. Prepare. Practise your interview technique and potential questions with family or friends in advance. Ask for their feedback and take it on board. Maintain good body language and eye contact – stand and sit tall, keep your shoulders back and smile.

Impress in the workplace

Ensure you bring along any documents required on your first day. Be friendly and approachable – your new colleagues will be keen to get to know you. Be ready to learn – everything will be new and there will be lots to take in. Be responsible and follow all health and safety advice you are given. Ask questions – no one expects you to know everything on your first day!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What is an Apprenticeship? Apprenticeships allow you to combine work and study: they mix on-the-job training with classroom learning. You are employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification at College. You may study one day a week or have ‘block release’ from your Employer, where you study for several weeks in College and then return to the workplace. Apprentices follow an approved study programme and earn a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of their Apprenticeship. At the end of your Apprenticeship, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next Apprenticeship level.

What Qualifications can I gain? English and Maths Functional skills (if you do not already have these qualifications). National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) - from Level 2 (comparable to 5 GCSEs) to Level 5 (similar to a postgraduate degree). Technical certificates - such as BTEC, City and Guilds Progression Award etc. Academic qualifications - including a Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree or the equivalent of a full Bachelors Degree.

What is the academic equivalent of a Themis Apprenticeship? There are three different levels of Apprenticeship: • Level 2 - equivalent to five good GCSE passes. • Level 3 - equivalent to two A Level passes. • Higher - equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a Foundation Degree. • Degree - comparable to a Bachelors or Masters Degree.

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When should I apply for an Apprenticeship? You can apply for Apprenticeships at any time of the year - it all depends when an Employer has a vacancy.

Am I guaranteed a job with my Employer at the end of my Apprenticeship? When you complete your Apprenticeship, many Employers will offer you a permanent position. However, in some instances this does not happen, you will then use your experience in the workplace; your qualifications; your industry contacts and the skills and knowledge on creating a great CV and impressing at interview, learnt from Themis, to enter the jobs market and secure employment with another Employer.

How long will my Themis Apprenticeship last? An Apprenticeship can last between two and four years but this depends on the Industry you have chosen; the level of your Apprenticeship and your commitment to ensure you acquire the skills and knowledge – both practical and academic – to progress.

How much will I earn? Your salary – the money you take home every week or month – will vary depending on your Employer. If you are an Apprentice aged under 18 (or 18 or over and in your first year as an Apprentice) you are entitled to the Apprenticeship wage of £4.81*. Apprentices aged 18 or over who have completed their first year can claim the National Minimum Wage, which is £6.83 per hour (for those aged 18-20) £9.18 (21-22) or £9.50 for those aged 23 and over*. Many Employers will pay you a higher wage and you will also be entitled to sick pay, additional benefits your Employer offers to its other employees, such as healthcare plans and childcare vouchers, and at least 20 days’ paid holiday per year.

How many hours will I work? Your working hours will vary depending on your Employer, but you will not work more than 40 hours a week or fewer than 30. Typically, you will work between 35 and 37.5 hours a week. The sector you are entering will determine when you start and finish work – some Engineering Apprentices could start at 6am; Business Apprentices at 9am and Apprentices in the Leisure Industry may work unsocial hours.

* Figures correct from 1 April 2022 at time of going to print

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HOW TO BE A THEMIS APPRENTICE

Apply online at burnley.ac.uk/themis or in person. You will be contacted by us to help you take the first step onto the career ladder and be invited for interview. First Interview At the first interview with a Themis Trainer, a specialist in your chosen industry, you’re expected to show us you are:

• Smartly presented • Punctual • Able to explain why you want to be a Themis Apprentice

• Keen to talk about your ideal career If you are successful at the first interview, you’ll be given advice on what areas you need to work on and research, before being invited in for a second interview with a Themis Trainer.

Second Interview At the second interview, you’re expected to show us you are:

• Ready to talk confidently about why a Themis

Apprenticeship is for you and fully understand the commitment involved • Able to talk knowledgeably and passionately about your ideal career • Smartly presented • Punctual

Documentation You will be asked to submit the below documents ahead of your second interview:

• A completed CV • Your predicted GCSE Grades • Your latest school report • A reference from an Employer

(if you have a job in your spare time) or school

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After your second interview, if a Themis Trainer is confident you have what it takes to become a successful Themis Apprentice and #FUTUREBOSS, you will be allocated your own recruitment consultant from the Themis team. They will introduce you to potential Employers with Apprenticeship vacancies and you also need to start looking to secure an employer yourself. You will also receive your very own Themis portfolio to store all your documents, which will impress at interviews with potential Employers and make you stand out from the crowd.

Themis Toolkit Workshops However, if, after the second interview, the Themis Trainer feels you would benefit from additional support before meeting Employers, you will have the opportunity to take part in Themis Toolkit workshops to improve your skills:

• CV Writing skills • Interview skills • Confidence to work as part of a team Once you’ve completed the workshops, you will have another chance to impress a Themis Trainer and show how the Themis Toolkit has helped you improve or will be given advice tailored to your own specific needs on alternative routes to help you achieve your goals, such as a full-time academic course or a traineeship.


WHAT DO YOU DO NEXT? GET IN TOUCH

THE INTERVIEWS

Find out about all of our Themis Apprenticeships online at www.burnley.ac.uk/themis

Once you’ve applied, we will be in touch to book your First Interview.

When you find one you’re interested in apply online using the “Apply now” button.

This is your opportunity to impress (unless you have already secured an employer – in which case you can get straight to work). •

Be smart and punctual

Call 01282 733005 to find out more.

Be ready to explain why you want to be a Themis Apprentice

Have an up-to-date CV

YOU’RE ON THE LIST

THEMIS TOOLKIT WORKSHOPS

You can also apply in person at Themis’ Princess Way campus, or over the phone.

You’ve made it. Once you have successfully completed the themis apprenticeship guarantee application process, your name, contact details and proof that you have achieved the required Grades will be passed to our most relevant leading employers by your personal recruitment specialist.

MEET YOUR EMPLOYER Found an ideal Apprenticeship job? Your prospective employer may want to interview you. The Themis team can continue to support you with one-to-one advice and guidance to enhance your interview skills.

You may be required to attend a series of workshops to enhance your skills in the following areas: •

CV writing

Interview skills

Team building

STEP UP TO YOUR NEW ROLE It’s time to start your new job. The Themis team and your trainer assessor will be here to offer support and guidance throughout your career as a Themis Apprentice. Congratulations – you’re a Themis Apprentice and #futureboss, one of Lancashire’s future leaders and on your way to an outstanding career.

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