National Apprenticeship Week 1st-5th February
An Apprenticeship is? • a knowledge-based element, typically certified through a qualification known as a ‘Technical Certificate’; (your written portfolio and test results) • a competence-based element, typically certified through an NVQ; (your practical skills and practical test results ) and ….. • Key Skills
National Apprentice Week More importantly an apprenticeship is a Job with Formal Training • Leading to a recognised qualification • Can be over a number of years • Need not be a Craft ie electrical • Can be to level 2 or to level 3 depending on what the employer wants or the standards for the industry dictate.
National Apprenticeship WeekWhat qualities do I need? • Be physically fit • Be familiar with construction terms, methods, tools and materials • Have good adaptable, practical skills • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions • Be comfortable working at heights • Be able to work as part of a team
National Apprenticeship Weekmore qualities….. • Understand Health and Safety Issues • Have good analytical skills • Understand engineering drawings • Be well organised • Have good communication, presentation and negotiating skills • Have commercial awareness
National Apprenticeship WeekBefore you Apply • You need to make sure you are:- • Serious and Committed. • Able to show you have fully researched the area of work you want to do. • Aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and your employer • Realistic about the amount of work you may have to do
National Apprenticeship WeekFinding your Job • Your Own Contacts • Trade Employers in the Yellow Pages and Business Directories, and Newspapers+ www.Yell.com • Bexley Youth Service ( Connexions) • Local Authorities • Websites
National Apprenticeship WeekUseful Websites • www.inourhands.lsc.gov.uk • www.Yell.com • www.apprenticeships.org.uk • www.bconstructive.co.ukconstruction • www.summitskills.org.uk • www.jtltraining.com.heating ventilation, plumbing • www.best-ltd.co.ukheating and ventilating • www.directgov.org.uk • www.ecitb.org.ukelectrical
National Apprenticeship WeekThe Employers Test • Multiple Choice • Case Studies • Group Activities Handy Hints • Find out what you will be doing in advance, you might have to revise! • Find out what to bring with you, possibly a calculator. • If you get stuck on a question, move on, go back to it later if you have time • Check your answers.
National Apprenticeship Week Your Next Step:- Completing your application. If you need help with any aspect of your application, arrange to talk to a Careers Guidance Worker. Telephone:-01322 404000 for an appointment