If you would like to study a course related to your role with the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff, consider an apprenticeship. You can earn a wage while gaining specific skills related to your job allowing you to progress in your chosen career.

Key facts:

  • Who can become an apprentice:

    You must be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

    You must be aged 16 or over - NB apprenticeships are available for anyone over the age of 16, not just young people!

    You must be working and have a contract of employment (minimum 30 hours per week)

    Even if you are already employed, you can start an apprenticeship in your current job

  • Levels of apprenticeship:

    Level 2 Apprenticeship - equates to 5 good GCSE qualifications
    Level 3 Apprenticeship - equates to 2 ‘A’ Level qualifications
    Level 4 Apprenticeship - equates to a HNC Level qualification
    Level 5 Apprenticeship - equates to Higher National Diploma
    Level 6 Apprenticeship - equates to a Degree
    Level 7 Apprenticeship - equates to a Masters Degree

  • Interested in becoming an apprentice:

    If you are employed, you need to ask your employer if they will support you with an apprenticeship and ask the employer to get in touch with Wirral Met's Employer Services team for advice on Apprenticeship opportunities - call 0151 551 7610.

    If you are not employed, you can check out the vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Vacancy Service website or view our current apprenticeship vacancies.


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