At Riverside College we have an excellent track record of delivering high quality apprenticeships across the region with outstanding achievement rates and destinations. By choosing an apprenticeship with us you will be able to:
You will need to be employed usually for a minimum of 30 hours a week or more. Apprenticeships can last between 12 – 48 months depending on the apprenticeship and if you have any previous experience. Your employer will commit to providing you with at least 20% off the job training, whether that be at college or in the workplace.
How much can you earn?
Levels of starting salaries for apprentices are variable and are dependent on many factors such as:
The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is currently £3.90 per hour, but the majority of our employers pay more than this. The Apprenticeship Pay Survey for 2016 estimated the average gross hourly pay was £6.70 per hour for a Level 2 and 3 apprentice.
Levels of Apprenticeships:
- Intermediate, Level 2 (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at A*- C, GCSE English and Maths Level 9 – 4)
- Advanced, Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Level passes)/ Level 3 Diploma / International Baccalaureate
- Higher, Level 4, 5, 6 and 7 (equivalent to Foundation Degree Level)
- Degree, Level 6 and 7 (Bachelor’s or Masters Degree)
At the end of your Apprenticeship you might continue working at the same organisation, apply for other jobs or go on to further study at college or even university. Apprenticeships offer some fantastic career opportunities and the sky really is the limit! Football manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Chef Gordon Ramsay and footballer David Beckham all started their careers as apprenticeships!
Working with both local and national employers throughout the whole of the North West region, we offer a wide variety of apprenticeship opportunities and have employers who are actively looking for apprentices like you now. Our specialist team are on hand to support you and offer advice in CV and interview preparation to help you secure your apprenticeship. You will be assigned a mentor who will oversee your training and track your progress and development. You will be fully supported throughout your apprenticeship both in the workplace and at college with help always on hand for any issues or problems that you may encounter.
Apprenticeship opportunities are popular and so you if you feel that this is the right direction for your career, you should apply as soon as you are in Year 11 at school or at any time if you are not at school.
With an apprenticeship success rate of 83%, we are ready and able to help you take your first steps on your chosen career path.
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