What Are Apprenticeships?

So what are apprenticeships? A UK apprenticeship is defined as a full-time job with training, but a digital apprenticeship with Baltic Training is so much more than that! Lasting a minimum of 12 months, our digital apprenticeship programmes are designed to make the most out of your existing knowledge and passion for IT, as well as giving you the tools and knowledge to thrive in the tech sector.

Why become an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are a great way to start a career, they can open up permanent job opportunities in a range of industry sectors. Not only do they provide vital skills that employers look for when recruiting new staff, they also allow you to earn a wage and develop your personal and professional skills.

Apprenticeship Info

All apprenticeships through Baltic Training are directly linked to a vacancy with an employer who is looking to expand their workforce. This means you will be placed with an employer from day one, gaining lots of work experience as well as your nationally recognised qualifications. They are a great alternative to college or university and according to the National Apprenticeships Service, apprenticeships are considered to be the Gold Standard for employers.

Different Types of Apprenticeship

There are 3 different types of apprenticeship offered by Baltic Training Services:

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship (level 2)
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship (level 3)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship (level 4)

All apprenticeships are made up of three key elements:

  1. A diploma in your chosen subject
  2. A technical certificate in your chosen subject
  3. Functional Skills certificates

National minimum wage for apprentices is currently £3.50 per hour (from the 1st of April 2017). Your exact wage will depend on the vacancy you apply for and will be at the employer’s discretion.

Read all about apprentice rewards and perks here. If you’ve any further questions, find our apprentice FAQs here.

So are you ready to take the first step into your career?