Monthly Archives: July 2014

Focus On…Electronics Engineering Apprenticeships

July 31, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Electronics Engineering Apprenticeships are ideal if you’re looking for a career that involves maths, science and technology in a practical, hands-on way. There are many industry areas that you could work in as an Electronics Engineering Apprentice as there are electronic components in such a range of devices – everything from mobile phones, computers and radios to medical instruments such as laboratory apparatus, as well as a huge selection on control systems used in manufacturing and industrial machinery, cars, satellites and more. The tasks that you will undertake on an Electronics Engineering Apprenticeship will depend a lot on the company […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

July 29, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Next year’s National Apprenticeship Week has now been announced, and will be taking place from Monday 9th March to Friday 13th March 2015. More and more young people are now starting apprenticeships, and National Apprenticeship Week will celebrate Apprenticeships and the success of these young people, and the positive impact that they have on businesses and the economy. National Apprenticeship Week is run and co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency and consists of a whole range of events and activities. This year’s National Apprenticeship Week was hugely successful and resulted in a pledge from employers across a range of industry […]

Focus On… Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships

July 24, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeships are ideal for anyone with a passion about cycles and cycling who have an interest in how bikes work. A Cycle Maintenance Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to work as a cycle or bike mechanic building, repairing and servicing all kinds of bikes. Your training will include health and safety, customer service, how to correctly use tools and equipment and how to troubleshoot problems. Typical work as a Cycle Maintenance Apprentice includes: Building bikes from scratch to customer specifications Completing cycle servicing Advising customers on cycles and cycling Identifying problems with bikes and the potential solutions Completing […]

Focus On… Logistics Apprenticeships

July 23, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Logistics Apprenticeships introduce you to the logistics supply chain – moving products from supplier to customer. Proper management of the supply chain ensures that things keep moving and that goods arrive on time. As a Logistics Apprentice, you will likely be working as a Logistics Operative within your employer’s warehouse, yard and traffic office, and your responsibilities may include: Loading and unloading goods Liaising with drivers Putting products in to storage Transporting goods to customers Unloading goods on-site at customer premises Stock control A Logistics Apprenticeship also provides you with health and safety training to ensure that you are working […]

Increasing popularity of Apprenticeships

July 17, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

The popularity of Apprenticeships has continued to increase – this year, the number of 16 and 17-year-olds on Apprenticeship schemes has risen by 15%, according to Government figures. And it’s not surprising – with increasing numbers of Apprenticeships available with a huge range of employers across a variety of industries, they’re a great alternative to university. If you are coming towards the end of school and starting to think about your options for the future, why not look at Apprenticeships and see why so many other young people are choosing to go down this path? At ATG Apprenticeships, we’ve got […]

Focus On… Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeships

July 16, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeships, despite their name, are not restricted to just maintenance. They can include a variety of tasks and responsibilities, and many opportunities to expand your knowledge and skill set. Depending on the role that you’re in, some of the typical responsibilities that you would be undertaking during a Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship would include: Completing fault diagnosis on equipment Analysis of repeated system and equipment failures Generating reports that forecast spare parts required Assessing tools and skills required for effective equipment maintenance Completing preventative, planned maintenance Production of components needed for maintenance activities Identifying and reporting maintenance related security […]

Focus On… Childcare Apprenticeships

July 11, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Childcare Apprenticeships offer the fulfilling opportunity of working with young people. This can include children from birth through to 16-year-olds. If you’re interested in working with children and you’re patient, outgoing, energetic, organised and caring, then a Childcare Apprenticeship could be the ideal option for you. Typical job roles and vacancies for Childcare Apprenticeships include: Nursery Nurse Nursery Worker Early Years Assistant Care Worker Nursery Teaching Assistant Youth Support Worker The exact responsibilities involved in your role as a Childcare Apprentice will vary depending on your employer, but generally you will be contributing towards ensuring that children are looked after, […]

Focus on…. Engineering Design Apprenticeships

July 8, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Design is a very broad term that can encompass many things from graphics to product design. There are many other opportunities for design, however, that you may not even have considered. For instance, design can be combined with an interest in manufacturing and engineering, and an Engineering Design Apprenticeship can be a great way to get started in a new career in this area. Engineering Design Apprentices can work in a wide range of industries including manufacturing or electrical engineering design, and through work-based learning and training with ATG Apprenticeships, will acquire skills and knowledge of: Producing drawings and designs […]

Is an Apprenticeship right for you?

July 3, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Choosing which path of education or training you want to follow after school can be tough –you may be considering an Apprenticeship, but how will you know if an Apprenticeship is right for you? Well, Apprenticeships certainly have their advantages! You’ll be earning while you’re learning – all Apprentices get paid at least the Apprentice Minimum Wage, but the average is around £170 per week. You’ll achieve a great quality national qualification. You get to combine studying and on-the-job training – you learn real skills by applying them in the workplace. You’re future prospects are also great – many Apprentices […]