Date Posted: Jun 13, 2022
Luke signed up to DurhamWorks in January 2021 as he had completed a Level 2 catering course at East Durham College, and he was struggling to find employment.
Luke’s main goal was to get a job in the hospitality and catering industry but due to the pandemic and lockdown, his job search had been put on hold. Luke’s work coach at the job centre put him forward for a Kickstart vacancy at Alice House Hospice which Luke was successful in securing and started a 6-month employment contract as a kitchen assistant. He started in the May and his contract finished in December 2021. During his Kickstart pl...Read More
An apprenticeship is not a qualification, but a job with nationally recognised training.
By doing an apprenticeship you will be taking a number of qualifications and developing skills.
There are 3 levels of apprenticeship:
The apprenticeship is made up of three parts:
There may be additional elements for specific roles such as coaching qualifications for apprentices in sport or a CSCS site safety course for apprentices in construction.
This is an example of an apprenticeship in bricklaying:
After an apprenticeship, most people stay on in the job they have been doing or move on to a job for which they have achieved the qualification. They may also start the next level of the qualification.
If you are looking for an apprenticeship there are a number of options,
1. DurhamWorks have a number of apprenticeship opportunities available. Contact the team to discuss on 03000 262 930
2. Visit https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/