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Eligibility and accessibilty

Apprenticeships are now open to anyone aged 16-65. They can be a great way for school or college leavers to continue education in a working environment, or for adults looking to return to work or change career.

Many employers now offer apprenticeships with flexible hours to suit candidates’ commitments. Training providers also offer support for those with additional needs.

You can access the Camden Apprenticeships’ service if you:

  • are a Camden resident, former Camden secondary school student or Camden care leaver
  • are aged 16 or above

We can offer you:

  • information, advice and guidance to find out your interests and help you choose the right job
  • pre and post-employment support, offering recruitment advice which matches your skills to the job

You can apply for as many jobs as you like.

If you would like further information, additional support in registering with the service or encounter any problems, Please contact the Camden Apprenticeships team

What is an apprenticeship and why apply?

An apprenticeship is an entry-level role where young people can gain experience, an employment reference and a nationally recognised qualification. Whatever the salary, it is an excellent start to a career and a great opportunity.

An apprenticeship can be a great introduction to working life and lead directly into a career. As an alternative to university, an apprentice would earn whilst they learn, and avoid student debt and tuition fees.

Apprentices achieve nationally recognised qualifications that can help them access a good job or further study. Advanced Apprenticeships can be used as UCAS points for Foundation Degrees and Higher Education.

Higher Apprenticeships are also now available in many subject areas, including Engineering, Nursing, Surveying, Business Administration and Management, enabling young people to achieve an undergraduate or master’s degree via an apprenticeship.

The qualifications are created by employers for employers, making it an excellent stepping-stone into different types of industries. In fact, some practical apprenticeships such as construction and mechanics have strict entry criteria, as young people need to prove they have basic skills in maths and science. However, Camden Apprenticeships recruit based on attitude and aptitude. We spot potential in our candidates, not just GCSE results.

We have placed apprentices in a wide variety of sectors and businesses including heritage venues, creative and digital media, hospitality, catering, customer service, sales, childcare, mechanics, business administration and engineering. We have also placed apprentices in national organisations as well as small and medium sized employers who are keen to support local young people get a foot in the door.

You can find details of the minimum apprenticeship wage on the .gov.uk website. However, many employers pay a higher salary than the apprenticeship minimum. This means young people are earning and learning at the same time and can start to become more financially independent. Camden Apprenticeships encourage all our employers to pay a fair salary. We do not promote roles if the employer is paying the apprenticeship minimum wage, as we believe this is too low.

Like all employment and education opportunities, there is no doubt that there is competition for apprenticeships. However, Camden Apprenticeships works with employers to create vacancies that are exclusive to Camden residents, or those who attended a Camden Secondary School. This means roles are open to a smaller pool and candidates have a higher chance of success.

Camden Apprenticeships also offer application and interview support to people interested in taking up an apprenticeship.

For more information on apprenticeships, please see Get In Go Far.

Information for Employers

Camden Apprenticeships offer free support to employers in and around Camden to set up apprenticeship schemes and recruit the best people for their business.

We have already placed over 500 apprentices into work with local employers and have a strong candidate pool ready for apprenticeships in all different industries and sectors.

Check out our online self-service tool to find out more information about employing apprentices, and tell us what you are looking for. A member of the team will then be in touch to see how we can help you.

Benefits of apprentices

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, leading to national recognised qualifications and providing the skilled workers you need for the future. Qualifications are available all the way to degree level and cover more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles.

To browse available qualifications, or find a suitable training provider, use the Find Apprenticehip Training tool.

With an apprenticeship, you can enhance your workforce. Eighty nine percent of employers say that the enthusiasm of their apprentices makes their business more productive, and that higher and degree level apprenticeships allow apprentices to access technical skills that are vital to performance and business growth.

An apprenticeship also offers the opportunity to bring a fresh perspective to your business, attracting new talent and offering progression and development to a skilled and qualified workforce. They also help lower recruitment costs.

How Camden Apprenticeships can help

Whether you already employ apprentices, or you are looking to start, it is worthwhile letting Camden Apprenticeships know. We offer free support to apprenticeship employers, including:

  • an effective recruitment process to source, match and screen the best range of candidates to suit the needs of your organisation
  • matching you with an appropriate training provider to ensure the highest levels of training to fully develop the skills of your apprentice
  • an apprenticeships broker who will support you and the apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • additional pastoral support for apprentices if required

For more information, please check out our online self-service tool or directly contact Camden apprenticeships.

Teachers, parents and carers

Parents

If your child is leaving school or college, having completed their GCSEs or A levels, and they are unsure about their next move, perhaps they would like to consider a Camden apprenticeship.

What are the benefits of your child doing an apprenticeship?

What vacancies are currently available to them?

Teachers

If you would like to find out more about Apprenticeships so you can inform your students, or arrange for us to come and speak directly with them, then contact the Camden Apprenticeships team.

We can help and support the delivery of PSHE lessons, assemblies and come along to career fairs and events.

A resource pack has been developed for teachers and careers advisors which can be used with a range of audiences. Material includes fact sheets, teacher resource sheets and activity sheets. These can be used as appropriate with each audience:

Resources for teachers and advisers

The National Apprenticeship Service can provide information on apprenticeship vacancies, information and advice.

 

 

Tips and support for candidates

Make sure that you:

  • Double and triple check your spelling and grammar.  Get someone else to look over your CV and covering letter to make sure everything is correct
  • Refer back to the requirements listed in the job advert
  • Apply before the application deadline. Late applications will not be accepted
  • Are free for Selection Day. If you cannot make the Selection Day, it cannot be re-arranged

For tips on how to create a good CV or covering letter, and example interview questions:

For residents aged 16 to 19, you can contact Connexions for further support with your application.

The following organisations can help with providing interview clothing:

You can find more apprenticeship information and vacancies at:

If you are not sure about what sort of career you are interested in, try to organise some work experience or volunteer. Not only will this give you an idea of what a career in that area might be like, it also:

  • Gives you good experience to talk about on your application form and in your interview
  • Demonstrates that you can be a reliable member of the team
  • Gives you the chance to gain an employment reference to include with your application

For details of local volunteering opportunities, see Camden volunteering.

If you are 16 to 24 years old, you can contact the Camden Apprenticeships team and request to speak to a mentor who can help you with application forms, interview preparation, improving your literacy and numeracy skills, or any other support you might need in accessing an apprenticeship.

 

Contact Camden Apprenticeships

Email:
apprenticeships@camden.gov.uk

Telephone:
0207 974 8778
or
0207 974 6474