Types of Apprenticeships

There are around 200 different types of Apprenticeships that cover a range of approximately 80 industry sectors…

Here, you can find a selection of the more popular sectors that offer Apprenticeships. Bare in mind, that not every company in these sectors offer Apprenticeships, so if you’re looking to work for a specific company, the best thing to do would be to go to them directly.

Administration*

Administration is a great way to get in with a company and move up the career ladder. This role can quite often lead to other roles within an organisation, for example, marketing and management.

Administrators do a bit of everything: type up letters, send emails and faxes; deal with internal and external correspondence; answer phone calls… Admin skills are transferable to many other careers as well! There are many admin and customer service roles that don’t require previous experience or qualifications. If you’re interested in admin, then look for office junior, receptionist and administrative assistant vacancies.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

Did you know?

97% of businesses say they rely on admin

The average wage of administrators in the UK is £20,725 per year

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Business and Finance*

Shirt and tie may be required!

Careers in this sector are hard work and offer a non-stop, busy working environment for competitive people. Jobs in this sector include Accountancy and banking – amongst many others.

The business and finance sector is about money – saving it, borrowing it, managing it and most of all, making lots more of it. It’s the UK’s most global industry and covers a wide range of services and products that everyone uses like bank accounts, mortgages, pensions, credit cards and insurance.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

Did you know?

Around 70,000 young people start new businesses in the UK each year

78% of financial services firms are reporting skills shortages

Find out more about doing a Business and Administration Apprenticeship with Opps Training.

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Construction

The construction industry is worth billions and builds the world around us, from hospitals and houses to bridges and football stadiums. Construction is one of the UK’s biggest industries and turns over billions of pounds a year. This sector is responsible for creating the buildings and structures we rely on.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of people working together to pull off major construction projects. Whether you like physical work, outdoor work or drawing technical plans in the office, there are many career paths in this sector to suit different people.

Apprenticeships in Construction are often hands-on and outdoors!

Delivery

Opps Training don’t deliver Construction Apprenticeships, so this will depend on the college or training provider you go with. Orangeo can help match you with a Construction Apprenticeship provider near you.

Did you know?

43,000 new workers are needed in this sector every year

There are over 2.35 million people employed in this sector in the UK

Investment in green technology will create more demand for construction skills.

Customer Service*

Customer service often involves dealing with the public face-to-face, but as many companies now have clients all round the world, telephone call centres and computer helpdesks are becoming increasingly important.

Customer service is at the heart of most businesses, so the skills gained from a Customer Service Apprenticeship will prove valuable across a range of industries and roles.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

Did you know?

You could work for a major national company, like British Gas or BT

86% of customers stop using companies when they receive bad customer service.

Find out more about doing a Customer Service Apprenticeship with Opps Training.

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Engineering

“How many lanes for this new motorway?”

From building aeroplanes to maintaining sophisticated machinery, engineers are behind the greatest achievements of mankind. Engineers use problem solving, creativity and imagination to come up with answers to problems.

At the heart of every technological advance is an engineer. Chemical engineers create drugs to treat diseases; civil engineers design our railways and roads; and aerospace engineers design the most modern aircraft.

 

Delivery

Opps Training don’t deliver an Apprenticeship in Engineering, so this will depend on the college or training provider you go with. Apprenticeships in this sector are very sought after, as they offer good wages and exciting career paths.

Did you know?

Engineering makes up a fifth of the UK economy

After an Engineering Apprenticeship you could be earning £20,000 a year

136,000 workers with level 3 qualifications are needed in the sector

Health and Social Care*

It’s one of the biggest sectors in the UK and perhaps the most rewarding, Health and Social Care is all about helping others. If you’ve got a big heart and want to work with people, then a career in Health and Social Care could be for you. This sector is about keeping people healthy, happy and looked after.

Healthcare is an essential part of our society, which means that there’ll always be jobs on offer for qualified people. In fact, this is one sector that continues to thrive during recessions. Job roles range from nursing to care assistants.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

Did you know?

There are over 350,000 nurses in England

There are 1.52 million healthcare workers and 1.56 million social care workers in England

The average salary for a care worker is around £16,000 a year.

Find out more about a Health and Social Care Apprenticeship with Opps Training.

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Hospitality*

The Hospitality sector is all about helping people enjoy themselves and looking after them, whether it’s working in catering, hotelier services or front of house.

This is one of the most popular sectors. In our country alone, it employs nearly 2.1 million people and covers a range of industries from restaurants and hotels to nightclubs.

People working in this industry cook for us in restaurants, serve drinks at the bar, look after us at hotels and more. It’s a buzzing, exciting sector with many opportunities to work, with the industry taking on close to 15,000 new apprentices each year.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

Did you know?

You could take the first career step that Jamie Oliver took, with an Apprenticeship in Catering

Of the employees in this sector; 30.5% work in restaurants, 17.6% work in pubs, bars & nightclubs, 16.1% work in hotels and 12.1% work in hospitality services.

In this sector, Opps Training deliver both Food Production and Housekeeping Apprenticeships.

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Housing*

Housing officers supervise the day-to-day management of rented properties that belong to housing associations and local authorities. They deal with both people and property, assessing the needs of people applying for housing, allocating vacant accommodation and dealing with any problems that crop up, from anti-social behaviour to broken boilers.

As a Housing apprentice, your duties will depend on your employer and whether they’re part of the public sector, the voluntary sector, or the private rented sector. You could be assessing housing need in applicants, letting homes, collecting rents, or managing the development of new homes.

The work is office-based but there will be some time spent away visiting tenants, attending meetings, and inspecting buildings. It’s a big, important job – after all, shelter is one of the most basic human needs. You’ll need to deal sensitively with a wide range of people, and come up with real solutions to their problems.

Delivery

Training is delivered depending on the individual needs of the organisation and the Apprentice.

The apprentice will usually meet with their tutor for a minimum of two hours, every 2-4 weeks. Typically the technical certificate and functional skills are completed first and the competency based qualification second, building on the knowledge base.

Training methods involve learning in a workshop environment with other Apprentices, one to one sessions with the tutor and blended learning where the apprentice completes learning through project based workbooks, reflective statements and similar.

Did you know?

Once qualified with an Apprenticeship, the starting salary is around £14,000 – £20,000

For this Apprenticeship you can choose a specific pathway, for example: housing management, lettings and allocation, homelessness and advice, supported housing and repairs and maintenance.

To find out more about pathways and doing a Housing Apprenticeship with Opps Training, click find out more below.

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Information Technology (IT)*

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Logistics

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Manufacturing

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Mechanics

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Media

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Public Services

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Retail

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Sales and Marketing*

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Sports and Leisure

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Travel and Tourism

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* Opps Training can help you find a course in this sector. Contact us for more information or click on ‘Find out more’. If Opps don’t deliver it, still get in touch because someone from Orangeo will help you find a college or training provider near you that do!