Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) exist to aid employers in developing their workforce by allowing new employees to train on the job, or existing employees to up-skill.
For the individual, a Modern Apprenticeship is a position within a company that allows you train on the job whilst earning a wage, resulting in an industry recognised qualification and invaluable on-the-job experience.
Each year, over 25,000 people take up a position as a Modern Apprentice. There are over 80 Modern Apprenticeship sectors available to work within – each developed by a skills counsel working alongside that industry sector. They are available in healthcare, financial services, construction or IT – and there are many opportunities in the chemical sciences sector too.
Companies can get financial support, because contributions can be received to support the costs of training, and companies work with specialist training providers to ensure your new employee grows as your business does.
What does this mean for a Modern Apprentice? It means the employee can build valuable work experience from day one and get an accredited qualification. The combination of these 2 things benefits not just the apprentice but also their employer and the industry in which they are working. You can undertake a Modern Apprenticeship at four different levels, some equivalent to a degree.