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National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Start your apprenticeship journey 

 

Whether you are planning ahead for when you leave education in the summer; are currently seeking opportunities; or are an adult looking for a way to change careers, apprenticeships are a great option.

We love apprenticeships because:

  • they are real jobs with real training

  • you can earn a salary while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification from level two up to degree level

  • they provide anyone aged 16+ with an opportunity to gain experience in a particular sector or work environment

  • you are supported by both the employer and a local training provider. 

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Looking for support in person?

Scroll down to see what's on this Apprenticeship Week to support you to navigate your next steps

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  • Localised digital resources: Did you know that Skills Launchpad Plymouth produces a free monthly apprenticeship bulletin to showcase live apprenticeship vacancies with local employers? Apprenticeship Week Special coming soon!

  • Sector drop-in session: For anyone interested in the construction and built environment or the health and social care sectors, drop-in sessions are open on Tuesday between 11am and 2pm, and they will be joined by training providers who can explain the link between an apprenticeship and gaining a nationally recognised qualification.  

  • Group session: On Wednesday 7 February, young people can pre-book to attend a one-hour group session on applying and interviewing for apprenticeships. Simply email skillslaunchpad@plymouth.gov.uk with your name, date of birth and the apprenticeship area you are interested in and we'll book you in.

  • One-to-one appointment: On Thursday 8 February, we're offering in person appointments to help you apply for and interview for apprenticeships. This is great if you'd prefer not to join our group session. Email us as above to book in.

  • Same day call back: On Monday 5 and Friday 9 February, we are offering anyone aged 16+ with a same day call back to discuss apprenticeships. Email us with your name and number and we'll be happy to help.

We are more than happy to help advise concerned parents or carers too - and if you are someone who needs help to get your head in the right space before you’re ready to take those next important steps, we get it. We are able to signpost you for mental health and wellbeing support too, helping to give you the confidence and reassurance you need to move forward.  

Resource Bank

Your choices at 16 and 18 years old
Advice for further study and training options
Help for finding apprenticeships and job hunting
Gaining more experience

All about you

Mental Heath support
Agencies who can help
Places to go
People to talk to

Skills

What skills do you have?
Get skilled up
What do you want to do and how do you get there?

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