We offer Apprenticeship training to young people already in employment, as well as recruiting new Apprentices for employers wanting to take on new members of staff.
There are two different types of Apprenticeship available:
- Intermediate (Level 2
- Advanced (Level 3)
Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16-24. They are available to people aged 25+ if they are already employed and their employer is happy for them to undertake training. The employer may be asked for a financial contribution towards this as it is co-funded by the Government. With some courses, there will be an expectation to attend day release at one of Quest’s vocational training centres. Apprenticeship programmes usually include:
- A vocational competence qualification
- A technical knowledge certificate
- Key skills
- Employee rights and responsibilities
- Personal learning and thinking skills
We deliver Apprenticeship training in a range of subject areas - including Business Administration, IT, Customer Service, Retail, Hairdressing and Barbering, Motor Vehicle and Health and Social Care.
For more experienced employees, we also offer Apprenticeship training in Team Leading and Management training – click here for more info.
How do Apprenticeships work?
Your employer pays your wages and gives you on-the-job training which allows you to achieve your Apprenticeship framework. You will also spend time with us, gaining other skills that will be useful in the job market.
Am I eligible for an Apprenticeship?
There are no set entry requirements for Apprenticeships. However, some employers look for specific GCSE grades, and most require basic skills in Numeracy and Literacy. If you want to improve your skills before applying for an Apprenticeship, check out our Foundation Learning Programme.
How much do I get paid?
Apprentices under the age of 19 and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship are entitled to a National Minimum Wage of £2.60 an hour. Most employers will pay more.