The Pathway Apprenticeship Scheme - The Facts!


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The Pathway Apprenticeship Scheme - The Facts! tells you about the process of taking and completing an apprenticeship with Pathway group/Apprenticeship Recruitment. We want you to get the most out of your apprenticeship and learn the skills that you need for your desired future career so we offer a range of apprenticeships in things such as customer service, buisness and administration and sports and fitness.

If you would like more information on the apprenticeships that we can offer please call: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail:

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The Pathway Apprenticeship Scheme - The Facts!

  1. 1. The Pathway Apprenticeship Scheme THE FACTS!
  2. 2. An Apprenticeship is a fantastic :  Alternative to college for those students who don’t enjoy classroom based teaching  Option for those who are eager to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst working full time, Gaining invaluable, job-specific skills and earning a wage! An Apprentice can go on to use these qualifications to:  Study for technical certificates.  Go on to higher education at college or university  Or continue to work, get promoted & take on the world!! What is an Apprenticeship?
  3. 3. The Benefits of Completing an Apprenticeship There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship:  ‘Earn while you learn’.  Learn in a way that is best suited to you: Through hands-on experience on the job.  Get paid holidays.  Receiving first class training.  Gain ‘Industry Recognised’ qualifications.  Learn job specific skills.
  4. 4. Things to Remember An Apprenticeship is:  A full time job & you will be expected to behave accordingly. You are expected to:  Be at work on time,  Dressed appropriately.
  5. 5. Things to Remember As an Apprentice you are training. You will not necessarily be given the most interesting or fun tasks to do initially because you need to prove yourself & learn & develop into your new role. More interesting tasks will come later once you have settled in & been trained. You will have to work hard, listen to & follow instructions from your manager. An Apprenticeship involves hard work & commitment, but it will be worth it! Remember: We are here to support you!
  6. 6. The Apprenticeship Levels  Intermediate Level Apprenticeships: Equivalent to FIVE GCSEs.  Advanced Level Apprenticeships: Equivalent to TWO A-levels  Higher Apprenticeships: Equivalent to a Foundation Degree.
  7. 7. The Types of Apprenticeships that Pathway Offer:  Customer Service  Business Administration  Teaching Assistants  Child Care  Warehousing  Health & Social Care  Team Leading  Social Media  Sports & Fitness  Pharmacy  Dental Nursing
  8. 8. An Apprenticeship is a Full Time Job  Your employment will be for at least 30 hours per week.  The minimum salary is £2.68 per hour; however, many Apprentices earn significantly more.  You will all have the same rights as any other employee of the company will have, this includes holiday & sick pay.
  9. 9. 1. Technical Certificate: The Technical Certificate covers all of the theoretical knowledge ‘underpinning’ your Apprenticeship. This is assessed using workbooks & written work. 2. The NVQ/QCF This is the practical element of your Apprenticeship. This is assessed through observations & discussion. 3. Functional Skills Functional Skills covers Maths, English & in some cases ICT. If you don’t achieve Maths and English at GCSE grade A-C, don’t worry! - This is covered within your Apprenticeship. If you do achieve maths and English grade A-C then you do to need to undertake this part of the apprenticeship. What does an Apprenticeship Involve?
  10. 10. All apprentices will sign an Apprenticeship Agreement with their employer. It is an agreement between you & an employer. The purpose of the Apprenticeship Agreement is to:  Identify the skill, trade or occupation for which you are being trained.  Confirm the qualifying Apprenticeship framework that you are following. An Apprenticeship Agreement reflects the fact that an Apprenticeship is primarily a job rather than training. The Apprenticeship Agreement
  11. 11. What Happens Next?  Once you have attended the Pathway Apprenticeship Recruitment Day the recruitment team will start working with you to help you find a placement.  Be patient! It could take a matter of days to find something, it may take a couple of months, it is vital that your placement is right for you!  We will contact any companies you have expressed an interest in to discuss the scheme with them  We will try & match you to any vacancies we are currently working on and organise interviews for you.  We will provide you with hints & tips & advice to give you the best chance of securing the placement that is right for you.  You will have to be a flexible as possible & may need to attend interviews at very short notice.
  12. 12. REMEMBER! If you find your own placement to do an Apprenticeship with Pathway we will give you £50 worth of vouchers as a WELL DONE.
  13. 13. For more Information about Apprenticeships with Pathway Group Call: 0121 707 0550 E-mail: