Get In Go Far
The Get In Go Far website enables young people,employers, parents and teachers to find out more about apprenticeships,traineeships and work experience. Young people can also access thousands ofopportunities across a range of sectors and employers - so they can get in andgo far in their career
Apprenticeships combine work-based experience with training in technical knowledge and generally last between one and four years. They normally lead to a qualification, such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ); this is normally at Level 2 (or Level 3 for Advanced Apprenticeships).
Apprenticeships are generally open to any age group, and can help both younger and older people into employment.
The government fully funds apprenticeship training costs for 16 to 18-year-olds and provides up to 50% training costs for 19 to 24-year-olds. It also contributes to training costs for people aged 25 years and over who meet certain criteria.
Apprentices can help fill your skills gap and deliver real returns to your bottom line. Visit the National Apprenticeship website for further information.
You may be able to get help with costs, through the Government's AGE 16-24 grant.
The National Apprenticeship Service helps unlock the great potential of young people and prepare them for their future careers by helping them to become work ready.
Each local FE College runs its own scheme linked to the National Apprenticeship Service - an online matching service for vacancies.
Anyone in England can apply for an Apprenticeship if they are:
- 16 or over
- Eligible to work in England
- Not in full-time education
Work and study
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
- Works alongside experienced staff
- Gains job-specific skills
- Earns a wage
- Studies towards a related qualification (usually 1 day a week)
Levels of Apprenticeship
There are 3 levels in England:
- Intermediate equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
- Advanced equivalent to 2 A level passes
- Higher lead to NVQ Level 4 and above or a Foundation Degree