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๐ŸŒŸ Join Us at our Careers Live National Apprenticeship Session! ๐ŸŒŸ


๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Date: Tuesday, 6th February ๐Ÿ•’ Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM 


๐Ÿš€ Unlock Your Future with Apprenticeships! ๐Ÿš€


Are you a student, teacher, or parent eager to explore the world of apprenticeships and kickstart a rewarding career journey? Don't miss out on our exclusive Careers Live National Apprenticeship Week session, where we'll delve into the exciting realm of opportunities, growth, and success!

Here's what you can expect:

  1. Local Opportunities Across the West Midlands Discover the vast array of apprenticeship opportunities right in your backyard! We'll explore common sectors offering apprenticeships, share salary ranges, and unveil some of the more unusual yet fascinating apprenticeship paths.
  2. Different Levels of Apprenticeships Confused about the levels of apprenticeships and how to access them? We've got you covered! Learn about the various apprenticeship levels and the steps to embark on this transformative journey.
  3. Recruitment Onto Apprenticeships Curious about the recruitment process for apprenticeships? Get insights into how it works and learn how to apply.
  4. Showcase of Local Apprentices Meet the real heroes – local apprentices in our area. Their stories and experiences will inspire and guide you on your apprenticeship path.
  5. Employer Interview – Benefits and Expectations Gain firsthand knowledge from employers about the benefits of hiring apprentices and what they expect from individuals on this journey. Get ready to be motivated and informed!

Don't miss this golden opportunity to shape your future and make informed decisions about your career. Mark your calendars for the Careers Live NAW Session on Tuesday, 6th February, from 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM.

Your pathway to success begins here! 


๐ŸŒŸ #Apprenticeships #CareerOpportunities #NAW2024 #FutureLeadership

Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 and over. They are a mixture of work and learning, usually the learning takes place either in a block at the start of the apprenticeship or a regular one day per week at a training provider. Students at Joseph Leckie Academy can start an apprenticeship after completing their studies in Year 11 or Year 13; however, applying for an apprenticeship is just like applying for a normal job, so it is highly recommended that the student also has a back up choice such as college or university if they are unable to find a suitable apprenticeship.

โ€‹An apprenticeship gives you free structured training, an understanding of the workplace and the chance to develop work related skills and knowledge, all whilst getting paid. Apprenticeships usually last between one and five years depending on their level. The levels available are:

  • Intermediate (Level 2)

  • Advanced (Level 3)

  • Higher and degree (Levels 4-7)

It is not uncommon to have to undertake a Intermediate apprenticeship if it's in a brand new industry/sector even if you have previously studied at level 3 in sixth form, this is because you will need to learn and develop brand new skills.โ€‹

โ€‹All apprenticeships are advertised on the national apprenticeship website, and you can search by distance from home and sector. Unifrog also features a live apprenticeship search function and should be used when looking for apprenticeships.

โ€‹For more information, advice and guidance about apprenticeships please follow the links below, or book a meeting with our Careers Advisor (book via Mrs K Matharu in Reception).

โ€‹Apprenticeship Advice:

Apprenticeships: Hints and Tips for Parents and Carers

Apprenticeships have changed a huge amount in the past few years, and now offer access to more than 1500 different job roles, ranging from intermediate level through to degree apprenticeships.

This guide has been put together by Amazing Apprenticeships to help you explore the exciting world of apprenticeships with your child, to understand the range of resources and support services available to you, and how to access them.

We hope you find it useful. If you have any feedback or further questions, please contact:



Apprenticeship Week News 5th - 11th February 2024