Notre Dame Sixth Form College is committed to supporting all students regarding progression. The college has recently developed links with the following apprenticeship organisations:
- The Apprenticeship Training Agency
- Leeds Apprenticeship Hub
- Interserve Learning and Employment
- Key Training
Apprenticeships are an exciting alternative progression route to university. Students who are interested in starting an apprenticeship need to do the following:
- Visit the Careers department at Notre Dame to discuss options
- Register on the apprenticeship service website
- Search for vacancies
- Apply online
There are 4 different levels of apprenticeships: intermediate, advanced, higher, and degree. The national minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.70 per hour (from April 2018). Did you know there are over 250 different apprenticeships available in sectors such as marketing, law, finance, IT, engineering, admin, health and social care, and more.
An apprenticeship is a great way to start learning on the job; students will work towards a qualification at the same time as developing employability skills and earning money.
Notre Dame Sixth Form College has seen several students’ progress successfully in their careers from starting as an apprentice with companies such as Nestle, PWC, Unilever, BAE Systems, Sky, Plexus, and Leeds City Council. Notre Dame offers lunch time information sessions throughout the year with employers, as well as holding a large careers fair with more than 50 different organisations where students can find out more about apprenticeships.
In January 2018 the Leeds Apprenticeship Hub delivered excellent apprenticeship assemblies to all students, in which they explained about the new, exciting degree apprenticeships available.
If you are studying A levels at Notre Dame and would like to find out more about the wide range of apprenticeships available please book a careers appointment with careers team.
Further information for students and parents: https://www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide