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Apprenticeships

Learn, gain 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 will pay your wages and work with your tutor to plan and deliver your training.

You will receive regular planned off-the-job training whilst on programme with lessons delivered via Zoom along with regular workplace visits.

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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 GCSE's in Maths and English at Grade 4-9/A-C or Functional Skills at Level 2. 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 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.

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What types of Apprenticeships are available?

We offer two levels of Apprenticeship - Intermediate and Advanced.

Intermediate level Apprentices achieve a Level 2 Apprenticeship and can study to achieve either a Level 2 Functional Skills English or Maths.

Advanced level Apprentices achieve a commercially recognised Level 3 Apprenticeship whilst they develop their English, Maths and Digital Skills.

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How long does an Apprenticeship take?

Our bespoke Apprenticeship offer varies depending on the type and level of the Apprenticeship, it will take between 366 days as a minimum and 2 years to complete.

We offer Apprenticeships in:

Business Administrator

Why apply for a Business Administrator 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. You will also earn a salary while gaining your Apprenticeship.

If you're interested in a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications:

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

Early Years Practitioner

Why apply for an 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.

Early Years Educator

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 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.

Customer Service Practitioner

Why apply for a Customer Service Practitioner Apprenticeship?

The role of a Customer Service Practitioner is to deliver high quality products and services to the customers of their organisation. Your core responsibility will be to provide a high-quality service to customers which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or at the customer's own locality. Customer interaction can be one-off or regular contacts and can include dealing with orders, payments, offering advice, guidance and support, meet-and-greet, sales, fixing problems, after care, service recovery or gaining insight through measuring customer satisfaction.

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.

Customer Service Specialist

The Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by those working in teams and supporting individuals in Customer Service. Customer Service Specialists offer direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types, ideally support the Customer Service department and act as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints and queries. Often, they are an escalation point for complicated or ongoing customer problems. A Customer Service Specialist utilises both organisational and generic IT systems to carry out their role.

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 3 Customer Service Specialist Apprenticeship, you will need the following qualifications:

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

Public Service Operational Delivery Officer

Why apply for a Public Service Operational Delivery Officer Apprenticeship?

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

This type of Apprenticeship is one of the most varied 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 include training in legislation, procedures and policies, so your knowledge will be truly valued in related vacancies when developing your career. It is therefore an extremely versatile Apprenticeship which will open doors to many future opportunities.

You will also receive a salary and gain qualifications whilst you're gaining experience with this Apprenticeship Standard.

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

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

Teaching Assistant

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. You must ensure 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
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What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?

Earn while you learn

An Apprenticeship guarantees you a salary. The current minimum wage for an Apprentice is £5.28 per hour as of 1st April 2023. This rate applies to Apprenticeships 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 https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage

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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

Working together, your employer and tutor, will plan your learning to ensure you develop the relevant professional behaviours, build up the appropriate skills, and gain valuable knowledge required for your role. At the same time you may gain qualifications related to this. Your Apprenticeship will help you work towards qualifications and accreditation.

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Great Prospects

Employers understand the value of an Apprenticeship. It proves you've got what it takes to be great in your job. And it doesn't have to stop at a Level 2 or 3. The skills and knowledge you gain in your Apprenticeship could also help if you want to go on to further education and university.