What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a job, which combines work, learning and earning. Apprenticeships are made up of Nationally Recognised Qualifications (NVQs) that have been designed by people who understand the skill needs of employers

Apprenticeships AMG Training offers:

  • Retail
  • Team Leading
  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service

(If the course that you want to provide isn’t listed above speak to one of our advisors and we will happy to help)

Apprenticeships are your chance to give back to the next generation! An Apprenticeship is a real job that can open doors to a bright new future and are challenging yet rewarding.  They are also the first step towards a long-term career, enabling progression and excellence in the industry of your choice.

What you have to do?

Just like other employees, Apprentices earn a wage so you need to have finance to pay them. Apprentices earn a minimum of £3.50/hour (however, many companies offer more to make sure they attract a high calibre of candidate).

You also need to make sure that your team is ready and prepared to take on an Apprentice because Apprentices normally need to work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

What qualifications can be gained?

  • An appropriate work-based qualification such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at either Level 2 or Level 3.
  • Key Skills qualifications, e.g. working in teams, problem solving, communication & using new technology.
  • A technical qualification such as a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to the specific Apprenticeship).
  • Other qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular occupation.
  • Functional Skills (Maths, English, IT).

How these qualifications are gained:

With AMG Training most Apprenticeships are delivered through work based learning. This means your business won’t be affected as the Apprentice won’t have to attend college or do day release.  There are a few exceptions to this depending on which Apprenticeship you choose to offer.

Progression Options

From an Apprenticeship your employee can:

  • Stay in employment within your business (if a vacancy continues to be available).
  • Apply for another role within your organisation.
  • Take a higher Apprenticeship (Level 3).
  • Take further training courses with AMG Training.
  • If it isn’t possible for the apprentice to stay on because there is no longer a role for them then you will have still have provided them with the skills, qualifications, experience and most importantly, a reference to progress their career.