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Engineering Apprenticeship at Serco Vocational Services

Course description

Apprenticeships are a great way to earn as you learn. Becoming an apprentice is a great way to get the experience and skills in an industry you choose to become a part of.
 
With fierce competition for jobs and increased university fees, Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain qualifications all at the same time… and you don’t have to sit in a classroom all day!
 
Become a step ahead in the job market. Take on an apprenticeship!
 
If you’re over 16, live in England and are not currently in full-time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship with Serco Vocational Services.

Course content

In our opinion quality is key to a successful apprenticeship programme; all our Apprenticeships meet the national standards set by the Government and Awarding organisations. This ensures that you can complete a programme that leads to a national qualification which is respected by employers around the world. 

Statistics from the National Apprenticeship Service report that;

  • After finishing their programme, the majority (85%) of apprentices will stay in employment with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer.
  • A third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibility in their job.
  • Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements vary depending on the programme you choose and most programmes require between 5 -7 GCSEs at grade A*- C including Maths and English. However the most important pre requisites are: You must be aged 16 or over and must be living in England or a European Economic Area (EEA) for at least last 3 years .
Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16years-old whether you are just leaving school, seeking to start a new career or are moving into a new role with your existing employer that requires new skills. However there are something’s to be aware of: For 16 -18 years National Apprenticeship Services contributes up to 100% towards the training.

Assessment

We are here to support you through your apprenticeship journey and will provide you all the guidance to successfully take on your apprenticeship and gain your qualifications. We will  assign you  an experienced staff member who will help you with your learning plan, meet with you regularly to make sure you are on track and to you log progress throughout your apprenticeship.

Financial information

One of the most attractive things about taking on an apprenticeship is the chance to earn a wage whilst completing your qualification.
 
The national minimum wage for under 19 year olds and first year apprentices is £2.68, £5.03 for 19 and 20 year olds and £6.31 for those aged 21 and over. Although, employers can choose to pay different salaries depending on your job role and which occupational sector your programme is in, however all apprentices must receive then national minimum wage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Serco Vocational Services directly.

Last updated date: 04 August 2015
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