An apprenticeship is a post-16 option where you can work and study at the same time. You will be hired by an employer and get paid a salary while you learn. The majority of your time is spent doing on-the-job training and working with colleagues, alongside studying towards a qualification.
Amazing Apprenticeships have put together 8 key facts you need to know about apprenticeships and a rapid read specifically on degree apprenticeships.
Peer Networking and Social Activities
Students will have the opportunity to meet peers from across the country who are also interested in apprenticeships while taking part in a variety of social activities.
Information Sessions on Apprenticeships
Students will attend sessions run by leading employers on:
And interactive sessions on:
Students will have the opportunity to meet with current apprentices at networking events, information sessions, and panel discussions.
Application Process Guidance
Students will attend interactive sessions on the application process, including where and when to make applications, and the processes employers will use in recruiting apprentices to their competitive programmes.
Apprenticeship Skill Sessions
Students will attend skill development sessions, including mock interviews, practise applications, and the selection process.
In-depth understanding of apprenticeships
Improved professional skills
Increased understanding of next steps
To apply to the Apprenticeship Summer School, you must meet the following criteria:
In addition, we are looking for students who:
The more criteria you meet, the more likely you are to get a place on the programme. Not meeting all of the additional criteria will not disqualify you.
We believe that apprenticeships gives all students (regardless of social or economic background) the opportunity to gain vital work experience and hands-on training. Accenture
I found the whole process amazing and so full of information. I love that I got the chance to have a practice interview; all great preparation for my future. 2020 alum
In the CPS, we aim to become an employer of choice for talented individuals from all backgrounds, we believe a diverse workforce will make our organisation stronger. We welcome anyone who has the ability, talent and dedication to flourish into careers in the CPS, so that we are properly representative of the public we serve. CPS
Working with the Sutton Trust enables us to focus and promote the real opportunities available to everyone, regardless of what their background is. We are excited to continue to support the fantastic work the Trust delivers. Irwin Mitchell LLP