The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
Apprenticeships give people the opportunity to train as they work and earn money. They can be an excellent way to learn job-specific skills as apprentices usually work alongside more experienced members of staff and learn practical skills by example rather than from a book.
Part of the week; usually one day, is spent away from work in college or other learning environment, where apprentices learn about different aspects of their job and enhance the skills that they develop whilst at work. Sometimes the training can take place at work rather than at a college - this is referred to as 'in-house training'.
Asset Skills has produced the following leaflets, about the Apprenticeship areas we cover, click on the title to view/download: