Category Archives: Focus On… series

When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, what is on your list of next things to do?

May 28, 2015 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

  When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, enjoying the summer sunshine and holidays will be high on the list for many. But before packing your bags consideration needs to be made of the choices for your further education in September. Two educational routes are open, Academic and Vocational – University or Apprenticeship. Both are equally valid and both can lead to degree level qualifications. The difference is an Apprenticeship pays a salary whilst you learn and a University course does not. In relation to Apprenticeships, Britain’s most successful former Apprentices are worth £20 Billion between them. […]

Focus on…Team Leader & Management Apprenticeships

August 21, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Team Leader & Management apprenticeships are the perfect way to leading you into a career where you will need the vital skills in order to lead a successful and efficient team, as well as ensuring that customers and staff are kept happy and any issues dealt with care. With a Team Leader & Management apprenticeship you will be given the powerful opportunity to experience first-hand day-to-day roles and tasks to ensure that you will be confident from the very first day of your employment after completing your apprenticeship. The apprenticeship for Team Leader & Management that are offered at ATG […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Focus On… Contact Centre Apprenticeships

June 24, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

Contact Centres, also known as ‘call centres’, are the backbone of the customer service arm of many industries. They provide a personable way for people to get in contact with many businesses and organisations. Contact Centre Apprenticeships cover a number of different areas including account management, sales and information retrieval. Job vacancies are available in a wide variety of industry sectors including public service providers (e.g. local councils or NHS). Regardless of the industry in which you choose to work in, the skill set you will gain through a Contact Centre Apprenticeship is largely the same and many of the […]

Focus On… Retail Apprenticeships

June 18, 2014 Stephen Smyth - No Comments

There are many different types of Apprenticeships you can apply for, including a full range of Retail Apprenticeships. Retail covers a host of businesses ranging from independent shops to large chains and organisations, and Retail Apprenticeship provide an opportunity to develop retail skills that will enable you to perform your role with your employer but that are also transferable across a range of retail sectors. The job roles available to you on a Retail Apprenticeship will also vary depending on the sector that your employer works in. Examples of just some of the roles available are Sales Assistant, Beauty Consultant, […]