Monthly Archives: April 2014

Success of National Apprenticeship Week

April 28, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Last month saw National Apprenticeship Week 2014 take place. This annual event celebrates Apprenticeships and the positive differences that they make to individual, to businesses and to the economy. The ongoing success of Apprenticeships means that more and more UK businesses are embracing them, which means that there are even more opportunities for you to find the Apprenticeship placement to suit you! In fact, employers from across a huge range of business sectors have pledged to create over 20,000 new Apprenticeships! And Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Government is committed to creating two million Apprenticeships over the […]

Apprenticeship Levels explained

April 25, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

There are three different Apprenticeship levels – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher. Choosing the right level of Apprenticeship for you is pretty easy. First, it’s important to understand what each of these qualifications means: Intermediate Apprenticeships are Level 2 qualifications, which are equivalent to GCSE. Advanced Apprenticeships are Level 3 qualifications, which are equivalent to A Levels. Higher Apprenticeships are Level 4 or 5, equivalent to a foundation degree, Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND) or degree. So really, it depends on the qualifications that you’ve already achieved as to the level of Apprenticeship that’s going to be best […]

University vs Apprenticeships

April 9, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

When you’re coming towards the end of school and start thinking about your options for the future, often uni seems to be the obvious choice – but is it the right option for you and your career future? Perhaps an Apprenticeship would be a better option? Well, an important thing to remember is that it’s not really a final choice between one or the other – if you decide to undertake an Apprenticeship, this doesn’t mean that you’re ruling out university. In fact, when you complete a Higher Apprenticeship you are gaining a Level 4 or higher qualification such as […]