Alongside this you will study a practical, work based qualification to prove that you are competent in the particular job area that you’re in. You may do this for one day a week at a College or your employer might arrange for your tutor to come into the workplace. You will be paid a weekly training allowance. The minimum wage that you will receive as an apprentice is £3.30 per hour. However, much of the time employers pay more than this. To access an apprenticeship you will need good GCSE grades. If you do not get the right grades, you can access a Traineeship.
A traineeship is a course that can last between 6 weeks and 6 months and is designed to help you to become ‘work ready’. You will concentrate on work placements and employability skills including Maths and English. You are not payed but depending on your financial situation, you may receive help with travel costs etc.
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. Click on this link to view the latest apprenticeship vacancies. Please let Mrs Carruthers know if you are looking for an apprenticeship. You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re...
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths