Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage. Apprenticeships are a good way of getting into work and learning a job from scratch.
There are three types of Apprenticeships:
  • Foundation Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship
  • Higher Apprenticeship
There are three different types because different jobs need different levels of qualifications, some higher than others. They can last between two and three years. This can depend on the type of apprenticeship and the level of qualification you are working towards. You have to apply like any other job and you need to be aged 16 or over, there is no upper age limit.
Coastal hosts a number of apprentices through the Shared Apprenticeship scheme (Cyfle). For more information we recommend you visit the following websites:-