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Apprentice


e m o c l e W Welcome to East Coast College Never has becoming an apprentice been more popular and for good reason. This booklet will guide you through the benefits of “earning while you learn� and outlines the many apprenticeships on offer through East Coast College. We work with hundreds of local employers to set up quality apprenticeships that for many turn into full-time, permanent careers. We pride ourselves on our standards and the quality of your experience is paramount. Our assessors will provide

you with the support you need and feedback on your progress to ensure you get the most from your apprenticeship and that you have the very best prospects for progression in your chosen career. So read through this informative brochure and contact us to discuss our current vacancies and register your interest in an apprenticeship.

Stuart Rimmer Chief Executive & Principal

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Explore an ship e c i t n e r p p A Gaining qualifications in the workplace, supported by college staff, is becoming an increasingly popular option. Apprenticeships are available in a broad range of careers with employers across a wide area. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will: • work alongside experienced staff • gain job-specific skills • earn a wage and get holiday pay • study towards a related qualification Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level and your progress.

Who can apply To start one, you’ll need to be: • 16 or over • living in England • not in full-time education when the apprenticeship starts • you need to find an apprenticeship vacancy as you must be employed to be an apprentice

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Apprenticeship Levels Name

Level

Equivalent educational level

Intermediate

2

5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C

Advanced

3

2 A level passes

Higher

4

Foundation degree / HNC

Degree

5+6

Full Degree / HND

At East Coast College we are constantly broadening the apprenticeship provision on offer to meet industry needs. If you can’t see what you’re looking for please contact us today so we can discuss your requirements.

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>>> Success

Josh Peek

Josh was an apprentice welder at L & G Engineering in Norwich, spending a day a week in the welding workshop at East Coast College for his level 2 qualification. Josh has continued to go from strength to strength, not only emerging as an expert welder, but becoming recognised in a series of competitions and awards. Josh aimed to be named the best welder in the world at the WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi. The 21-year-old trained round the clock since he struck gold at the Euro Skills Finals in Gothenburg last December. Josh underwent an intensive final fourday selection process in Manchester. He said: “I’m very, very pleased. I had a very good week of competitions. The last training session before team selection didn’t go well but when it came to competition time, I just tried my hardest.” He joined the nation’s young skilled men and women as they competed in the global competition. Josh won a medallion of excellence for welding as Team UK celebrated a haul of 20 medals made up of one gold, three silver, three bronze and thirteen medallions of excellence. WorldSkills UK uses competition in the workplace, schools and colleges to inspire the next generation and fill the skills gap.

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WorldSkills Finals are held every two years when over a thousand competitors from more than seventy countries gather for four days of competition. In addition to this, Josh was entered for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award for the East of England region, and was named as a finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016. Josh was also named ‘Overall Apprentice of the Year’ at the College Annual Apprenticeship Awards 2016.


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Intermediate/Level 2

Advanced/Level 3

Higher/Level 4

4

4

4

Degree/Level 5/6

Business Skills Business Administration Team Leader/Supervisor Customer Service

4 4

HR Support

4 4

Management

4

4

4

Construction & Trades Trowel Occupations

4

4

Wood Occupations

4

4

Electrical Installation/Electrical Maintenance

4

4

Boat Builder

4

4

Plumbing

4

4

Machining

4

4

4

Maintenance

4

4

4

Fabrication & Welding

4

4

Motor Vehicle

4

4

Barbering

4

4

Beauty (Massage)

4

4

Hairdressing

4

4

Adult Care

4

4

Healthcare Support Worker

4

Children & Young Peoples Workforce

4

Engineering

Hair, Beauty & Barbering

Health, Social Care & Early Years 4

4

Early Years Educator

4

Residential Care

4

4

Hospitality & Catering Commis Chef

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Hospitality Team Member

4

Chef de Partie

4

Hospitality Supervisor

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Marketing & Digital Media Creative Digital Media Marketing

4 4

Social Media & Digital Marketing

4 4

Supporting Teaching & Learning Support Teaching & Learning

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How t becomo appre e an ntice

If you feel you are now ready to consider doing an apprenticeship you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies online using the ‘find an apprenticeship’ service at: www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch It is easy to search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies. Simply follow these steps:

Step 1 - Register your details • • •

Go to ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ and create an account. Then create username and password. Remember to keep your username and password safe. You’ll receive a confirmation email sent to your inbox.

Step 2 - Search for your match Search for apprenticeships that match your interests by: • • • • •

Occupation/job role Employer Description Reference Number Location/postcode

Step 3 - Browse your results You can click on any of the listed vacancies for more information. Each listing gives detailed information about the job, including the employer, training, pay and the qualifications you will be working towards. You can save your search results, so they are easy to access at any time, or start a new search.

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>>>>>>>>>>>> Step 4 - Manage your future Once you’ve found the job you want, applying is easy. The application form is simple, secure and reusable, so you can respond to as many vacancies as you like, and save your application forms. You can view the status of your applications and manage them online.

Have a problem and need help? If you have a problem with the apprenticeship vacancies recruitment system, please email: nationalhelpdesk@findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk Or contact National Careers Service for advice on the right apprenticeship for you: 0800 100 900 For more information about apprenticeships offered at East Coast College please contact us on: 0800 085 8860 or email apprenticeships@eastcoast.ac.uk

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n n e P e o l h C Chloe started her Level 2 business administration apprenticeship with LiMAR Oiltools in 2015 as soon as she left high school. Once completing her level 2, Chloe then went on to study the Level 3 business administration which she completed. She is now in full time employment as a business administration assistant at LiMAR Oiltools. Chloe was nominated by her apprenticeship assessor for the East Coast College Apprenticeship Awards in 2018. Her assessor said: “Chloe joined LiMAR in August 2015, the summer she left school, she always completes work set to a high standard. Chloe completed her Level 2 Business Admin course and then was eager to progress onto the Level 3 programme; prior to finalising the Level 2 course she was already researching the possibility of a Level 3. She is an example to any young apprentice and always strives to do her best.” Chloe has learnt so many valuable skills and gain so much knowledge by studying an apprenticeship, she said: “My advice to anyone who is considering apprenticeships would be if you have the opportunity definitely take it up. It’s a great way to gain appropriate skills for work and earn money at the same time.

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You will have the opportunity to learn new things, communicate with others and have a paid job whilst you are studying. Always work hard, and take it seriously. An apprenticeship is a great way of starting off your future career. Always ask for help if you need it. The support is always welcoming and helps you push hard to succeed what future goals you have.”


Up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies are available online at any one time.

>>> Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result of their apprenticeship.

>>> After finishing, 7 in 10 apprentices (77%) stay with the same employer.

>>> The majority (92%) of apprentices in work felt that their apprenticeship has had a positive impact on their career.

“SINCE OPENING MY OWN BUSINESS I HAVE EXPANDED MY TEAM AND TAKEN ON AN APPRENTICE. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO PASSING ON MY KNOWLEDGE AND INSPIRING YOUNG TALENT OF THE FUTURE. I HAVE ALSO JUST RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE TO COMPLETE MY ASSESSOR AWARD.” – THE GENTLEMEN’S CLUB 11


Progress to a

HIGHER OR DEGREE

APPRENTICESHIP Higher and degree apprenticeships are a great alternative to university. These apprenticeships include the achievement of academic and vocational qualifications and learning from Level 4 upwards.

Degree apprenticeships: Degree apprenticeships are being developed as a progression route from a higher apprenticeship. Apprentices will achieve a full bachelor’s or master’s degree as a core component of the apprenticeship. They combine both higher and vocational education and fully test both the wider occupational competence and academic learning, using a fully-integrated degree. As a degree apprentice you will receive training (both on- and off-the job), a salary and the opportunity to really start moving your career forward. All without paying hefty tuition fees or running up student debts. Higher apprenticeships are being developed all the time but are currently available in the following areas: • • • •

Business Administration Engineering Manufacturing Leadership in Health and Social Care Chartered Manager

Contact us if you would like to explore a higher or degree apprenticeship.

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0800 085 8860 apprenticeships@eastcoast.ac.uk www.eastcoast.ac.uk

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