If you are starting out in your career, or even if you’re looking for a career change an apprenticeship is a really good way of learning while on the job.
Apprenticeships also tend to get a bit of a bad reputation due to a perceived element of low pay – but there are some well-paying apprenticeship schemes out there (with some included below).
So, what are you waiting for? Your next opportunity could be right on your doorstep.
Accreditation Apprentice – NCFE
NCFE is an educational charity and an awarding organisation with a core purpose to ‘promote and advance learning’ for a fairer society.
As an Accreditation apprentice with NCFE you will be responsible for providing advice and guidance to new and existing customers on NCFEs accreditation products and services, as well as supporting with the application process. You will also carry out proofreading, quality checks and input data accurately in line with relevant procedures and pay attention to detail, build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, building trust and influencing others.
This is a fixed term contract up to 18 months, working 37 hours a week with a £16,000 salary.
Multiple Apprenticeships - Oddballs
Oddballs are a nationally recognised, vibrant and energetic company. With the release of their Training Academy, Oddballs are looking to bring aboard a cohort of young talented individuals in a variety of roles and positions!
With a brand-new facility in the North Tyneside region, a work culture which is modern, relaxed and built around social activities, and scope to progress your career into senior positions Oddballs could be your perfect next opportunity.
To find out more you can visit this Facebook page or watch some videos from their current apprentices here:
Or you can email Georgia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning Apprentice – Virgin Media
This is one of those well-paid apprenticeships (initially paying £20,000) working with Virgin Media in their planning department.
At Virgin Media planners are responsible for keeping their network ahead of the game, enabling them to continue expanding their network. They also liaise with internal departments and customers to ensure their needs are being met.
This is an 18-month apprenticeship, working 37.5 hours a week with a £20,000 salary.
Apprentice Community Activator Coach – Simply Sport
If the idea of sitting behind a desk on your apprenticeship is just not your bag – why not take an apprenticeship in something a bit more active?
As an apprentice Community Activator Coach you’ll be working alongside experienced coaches to support the delivery of PE in nursery and school settings, as well as supporting other extra-curricular activities.
As this will be taken place in a school setting you will need to clear an enhanced DBS certificate. Own transport is essential due to the need for travel.
This is an 18-month apprenticeship, working 30 hours per week with a weekly salary of £159.
Finally, if these apprenticeships are not for you then don’t forget you can visit the Apprenticeship website yourself to find all the apprenticeships in your area.