If you like practical learning, want to earn a wage and get into the world of work, then an apprenticeship could be the right choice for you.

Apprenticeships are a mix of work, training and skills. You’ll have a job with an employer and be a real member of their team, trained in a specific role.

You’ll also spend time at Gateshead College where you’ll receive up to date training that’s relevant to your job and complete coursework to get you your qualifications.

An apprenticeship is paid work – you’ll receive a weekly wage of around £170 a week.

Sound good?

Find out more in our Apprenticeship Guide or check our apprenticeship vacancies here.

You can also register for apprenticeship alerts so when an apprenticeship becomes available you’ll be the first to know.

Apprenticeship facts

  • After an apprenticeship 7 out of 10 learners get a permanent job with their employer.
  • Almost a quarter of all apprentices who secure a permanent job are then promoted within 12 months.
  • Apprenticeships go up to Level 4+ which is equivalent to an honours degree, and Level 4 is equivalent to a foundation degree.

* Source: DfE Apprenticeship Core Brief – November 2016

Apprenticeships give you the chance to study for qualifications that are valued by employers.

Alex Fife - Electronic Technician, Nissan