An Apprenticeship allows you to earn qualifications, get workplace experience and earn a wage – all at the same time.
KT&A training is delivered by experts in your chosen industry. We make sure you get the right skills to begin building your career.
We help match you to an employer who gives you on-the-job training and pays your wages.
Depending on the qualification you are working towards, you may also attend one of our centres each week for additional training.
Who can do an Apprenticeship?
We can help you get an Apprenticeship if you live in Kent, are aged 16 or over, not in full time education, and have 5 GCSEs including Maths and English at Grades A-C, or Functional Skills at Level 1. If you don’t have these qualifications yet, don’t worry. We can help you to improve your Maths and English either through joining Work Ready Extra or attending one of our Skills Plus Centres (opens in new website).
We run information and assessment sessions every other week across Kent and Medway, where we work with you to assess your needs. If you need some extra preparation before setting out on an Apprenticeship we will help you design a programme to get work-ready.
If you meet these requirements get in touch. Our advisors will tell you what is available in your area, or you can take a look at the current apprenticeship vacancies.
What type of Apprenticeships are available?
There are three levels of Apprenticeship – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher.
Intermediate level Apprentices work towards qualifications at Level 2, Functional Skills in English, Maths and in some cases ICT at Level 1.
Advanced level Apprentices do the same, but work towards qualification at Level 3, and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.
Higher level Apprentices work towards qualifications at Level 4.
How long does an Apprenticeship take?
Depending on the type and level of Apprenticeship it will take between 12 months and 4 years to complete.
Get a NUS student card
As an Apprentice you can apply for a NUS card (opens in new website).
What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?
Earn while you learn
An Apprenticeship guarantees you a salary. The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.50 per hour as of 1st April 2017. This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
If you want any advice on your pay, you can contact the Pay and Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368 or visit www.gov.uk. (opens in a new website).
Working with your employer, we’ll make sure your training is right for you, gives you the skills you need for the job and that you are trained to nationally recognised standards.
With the help of your employer and a dedicated Tutor/Assessor, you will learn on the job, build up skills, gain qualifications and earn money – all at the same time. Your Apprenticeship will help you work towards a framework of qualifications and accreditation.
Employers understand the value of an Apprenticeship. It proves that you’ve got what it takes to be great in your job. And it doesn’t have to stop at a Level 2, 3, or 4 qualifications. The skills and knowledge you gain in your Apprenticeship could also help if you want to go on to further education and university.
By completing an Apprenticeship, you are more likely to be employed in the future and can look forward to earning significantly more over the course of your career. Research shows that those who achieve an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship earn an average of £48,000 to £74,000 more over their lifetime than those with lower level qualifications. This rises to between £77,000 and £117,000 for Advanced Level Apprenticeships.