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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.

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 Rogers – 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, Maths and in some cases ICT at Level 1.

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 2 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. If you do not have both English and Maths, you may still be eligible if you have an ICT GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-E/2-9.

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 Children and Young People’s Workforce 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 Children and Young People’s Workforce 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. If you do not have both English and Maths, you may still be eligible if you have an ICT GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-E/2-9

Why apply for a Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools 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 help to positively impact children’s lives at an early stage. You will help to shape their social and educational skills to help them succeed in later life. 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 children to allow you to continue and develop your career following the completion of your Apprenticeship.

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 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 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. If you do not have both English and Maths, you may still be eligible if you have an ICT GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-E/2-9

If you’re interested in a Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 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. If you do not have both English and Maths, you may still be eligible if you have an ICT GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-C/4-9

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 2 Early Years Educator 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. If you do not have both English and Maths, you may still be eligible if you have an ICT GCSE (or equivalent) Grade A-E/2-9

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 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 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 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 Supply Chain Operative Apprenticeship?

Developing a role within this environment is perfect for those who would like to form an exciting career, but a simple desk job is not for them. By studying this Apprenticeship, you will take on varied tasks, including packing, liaising with clients, logistics and many more. An organised warehouse is vital to most businesses as it ensures that customers or clients are not disappointed by late or damaged deliveries. Therefore, your role will be extremely important to your employer and you will be a valued member of the team. There are plenty of opportunities for development and advancement too. And, as with every Apprenticeship, you will also receive a salary whilst you are learning.

If you’re interested in a Level 2 Supply Chain Operative 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.

Why apply for an Operational Delivery Apprenticeship?

Are you interested in an exciting career within a large organisation? 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 Operational Delivery 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 Team Leader Apprenticeship?

If you’re an ambitious and driven individual, why not become a team leader and accelerate your career in management? You will learn how to develop team members, manage exciting projects and master the art of building successful professional relationships. Upon completing your Apprenticeship, you will know how to guide a team to achieve your set targets and objectives.

This unique Apprenticeship can be applied o a variety of settings, including the public sector and private businesses, so your specific responsibilities will vary. However, wherever you’re working, the invaluable knowledge and experience you gain from this great opportunity is sure to kick-start your career and make you an extremely desirable candidate for many future employers.

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 3 Team Leader 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 CMI Apprenticeship?

Are you looking to develop your management skills? Perhaps you are looking to develop further in your new management role?

Our CMI Level 5 Apprenticeship in Operations/Department Management will help you add to your skills toolkit with up to date leadership and management approaches, increasing your level of performance and productivity, enabling you to achieve your objectives. Our programme includes a peer networking aspect which will enhance your learning and develop core skills, providing the opportunity for innovation and creativity within your management role.

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 5 Management Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications;

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

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

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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 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 £3.90 per hour as of 1st April 2019. 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.