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Apprenticeships

Gain 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 of additional training.

Read our FAQ’s regarding apprenticeships and the current situation.

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 GCSE’s including Maths and English at Grade A-C/4-9 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.

If you need some extra preparation before setting our 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.

“I started with Work Ready which led on to me getting my Apprenticeship in Customer Service. I’ve learned a whole new set of skills and my C.V. is now really strong. Plus it’s been great to meet new people and work as part of a team.”

Dan – KT&A Learner

What type of Apprenticeships are available?

We offer three levels of Apprenticeship – Intermediate, Advanced and Higher.

Intermediate level Apprentices work towards qualifications at Level 2, Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Advanced level Apprentices do the same, but work towards qualifications at Level 3, and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.

Higher level Apprentices work towards qualifications at Level 4.

We offer Apprenticeships in:

Why apply for a Business Administration Apprenticeship?

This particular Apprenticeship is one of our most popular industries, and for good reason. After being offered a position, you will be placed within a specifically designed role allowing you to get a deep insight into the running of a successful business in a safe working environment and what’s more, you will learn how to effectively support it. You will gain experience of liaising with stakeholders at various levels, learn essential time management skills and gain confidence through overcoming challenges at work. This Apprenticeship is a great basis for exploring numerous career paths as it gives you the fundamental knowledge and transferable skills needed in so many different industries. As with every Apprenticeship, you will also receive a salary and gain qualifications.

If you’re interested in a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship you will need the following qualifications;

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is desired in English and Maths. It is mandatory that you have at least one GCSE Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths.

Why apply for a Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship?

Are you looking to develop a career where you will make a difference? If so, this is the opportunity for you.

In this role, you will learn how to positively impact children’s lives at the earliest stage. You will help to shape their social and educational skills to help them succeed in later life and you will aid their smooth transition into a school environment. This Apprenticeship is therefore hugely rewarding and a vital role in our society. You will gain a deep insight into creating a safe environment for children through a ‘hands-on’ approach and gain invaluable skills for working with young people to allow you to continue and develop your career following the completion of your Apprenticeship.

And, as with every Apprenticeship, you will also receive a salary and gain qualifications whilst you’re gaining experience.

If you’re interested in a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications;

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is desired in English and Maths. It is mandatory that you have at least one GCSE Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths.

Why apply for an Early Years Educator Apprenticeship?

This Apprenticeship is often the beginning of a truly rewarding career in education where no two days are ever the same. Helping young children overcome obstacles in their learning and helping them to open doors to a brighter future can be incredibly fulfilling. You will develop invaluable organisation skills and improve your communication to help you support the learning of children under the direction of the teacher. You will be given training to ensure your teaching practice meets the industry standard so that you are able to effectively support children’s development.

So if working with young children is your goal, this programme is a truly a fantastic way to kick-start your career.

If you’re interested in a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications;

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is required in English and Maths

Why apply for a Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship?

Customer Service is a unique sector that gives apprentices the foundation of knowledge valuable in almost every career path. You will quickly grow your confidence when communicating with others, whether it’s by phone or email, and you will gain a wealth of experience of working under pressure. Following the Apprenticeship, you will be a confident and self-assured worker, able to effectively communicate and handle a wide variety of situations. Such an individual is highly sought-after by employers, so you will gain a solid foundation of knowledge and experience on which you can build an stimulating career. Many of our Apprentices find this particular Apprenticeship extremely rewarding as the work mainly revolves around helping others, whether it’s clients, co-workers or customers.

As with any of our Apprenticeships, you will also gain qualifications and receive a wage throughout your programme.

If you’re interested in a Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications;

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is desired in English and Maths. It is mandatory that you have at least one GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths.

If you’re interested in a Level 3 Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications;

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is desired in English and Maths. It is mandatory that you have at least one GCSE Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths

Why apply for an Public Service Operational Delivery Officer Apprenticeship?

Are you interested in an exciting career within the public sector? Then don’t miss this opportunity to develop a wide range of skills.

This type of Apprenticeship is one of the most varied industries offered by KT&A, incorporating customer service, communication, negotiation, administration and many more. It is a fantastic starting point for your career and will give you experience valued by many different employers. This will give you flexibility when specialising in the future.

Working within a specific area in a public sector role is likely to also include training in legislation, procedures and policies, so you knowledge will be truly valued in related vacancies when developing your career. It is therefore an extremely versatile Apprenticeship which will open doors to may future opportunities.

And, as with every Apprenticeship, you will also receive a salary and gain qualifications whilst you’re gaining experience.

If you are interested in a Level 3 Public Service Operational Delivery Officer, you will need the following qualifications;

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 is desired in English and Maths. It is mandatory that you have at least one GCSE Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths.

Why apply for a Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship?

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress.

If you’re interested in becoming a Teaching Assistant Apprentice, you must be able to promote self-belief, social inclusion and high self-esteem play as an integral part to pupils’ well-being; ensuring pupils thrive in a positive, nurturing, safe environment.

This Apprenticeship will help you develop skills in:

  • The different stages of a child’s development
  • The assessment procedures and material, and benchmarking against targets
  • The current statutory guidance including confidentiality, Safeguarding, building relationships with stakeholders and health & safety
  • The development of strategies for independent learning, delivering interventions, SEN/emotional responsibilities, and management strategies
  • Contributing to a range of assessment methods, feedback and subject knowledge
  • The safe use of school computer systems, specialist software and IT
  • The use of a range of strategies, pastoral and academic issues, model good behaviour for learning
  • Professional relationships, diplomacy, optimising learning and personal development

As with all Apprenticeships, in addition to hands-on experience and support from your experienced tutor, you will earn a wage while completing your training.

If you’re interested in a Teaching Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications:

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9 in English or Maths, with a minimum of Grade E/2 in the other subject.

English and Maths Qualifications - Equivalent Levels

Find out what the equivalent levels are to your English and maths qualifications below:

  • GCSE Grade A-C/9-4 is equivalent to Level 2
  • GCSE Grade D-E/3-2 is equivalent to Level 1
  • A or AS Level Grade A-E is equivalent to Level 2
  • O Level Grade A-C is equivalent to Level 2
  • O Level Grade D or E is equivalent to Level 1
  • CSE Grade 1 is equivalent to Level 2
  • CSE Grade 2 or 3 is equivalent to Level 1
  • IB Diploma Grade 7-3 is equivalent to Level 2

Get in Touch

If you don't have the qualifications you need, we may be able to help.

Vacancies

Browse our Apprenticeship vacancies and apply today.

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 Apprentice Extra card

As an Apprentice you can apply for a NUS Apprentice Extra card (opens in new website). The NUS Apprentice Extra card costs £11 and is valid for 12 months, helping your hard earned cash stretch a little further. You can enjoy amazing discounts from the biggest brands on the high street and online.

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 £4.30 per hour as of 1st April 2021. 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).

Job-specific skills

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.

Qualifications

With the help of your employer and a dedicated Tutor/Assessor, you will learn on the job, build up skills, gain a valuable knowledge of your role and earn money – at the same time you may gain qualifications related to this. Your Apprenticeship will help you work towards qualifications and accreditation.

Great prospects

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. 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.

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