Earn and learn in Westminster with WAES
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a job where you earn while you learn. You gain experience and work towards a qualification at the same time. As you are an employee, you will have a contract of employment and holiday leave. It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which apprenticeship you are on.
Benefits of an apprenticeship:
- It allows you to learn and train for a specific job
- You will get paid, receive holiday leave and other benefits
- You get hands-on, relevant work experience in your chosen job
- You are able to study for at least 20% of your working hours - usually at a college, university or with a training provider.
What is an traineeship?
Traineeships are education and training programmes focused on giving young people the skills needed to succeed in a chosen career. These programmes are a great way to develop your talent and skills, while working in a real-world situation.
Benefits of a traineeship:
- It provides you with a chance to succeed
- It offers a placement that will give you substantial and meaningful workplace experience
- It gives you the opportunity to show employers that you have what it takes to succeed in a job.
You can apply for a traineeship if you are:
- eligible to work in England
- have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
- aged 16 to 24 - or 25 with an EHC plan - and qualified up to level 3.