TTE are specialists in technical training and work with hundreds of employers locally to support students into industry apprenticeships.
Any learners interested in progressing onto an apprenticeship are encouraged to apply to a full-time study programme in their chosen specialism. Throughout the year, when an employer requests an intake of apprentices we open these opportunities up to our full-time students to apply. If they are successful, they can transfer onto the apprenticeship and continue to complete their qualification on a day release basis, whilst also gaining skills with their new employer.
We also offer apprenticeships with Northern Skills Group, which is part of the Middlesbrough College Group. Job vacancies are posted across the year in a range of sectors, which includes engineering.
An apprenticeship is a great way to gain what all employers are looking for: qualifications and experience.
They enable you to work alongside experienced staff in addition to your studying (usually one day a week) and earn a wage at the same time. With an apprenticeship under your belt, you’ll have achieved a recognised qualification and have the essential skills and experience employers want, meaning you’re more likely to sustain long lasting employment. Employers are always looking for apprentices too so you can apply at any time of the year providing you are aged 16 or over!
- Earn a wage
- Gain a recognised qualification
- Receive hands-on training
- Learn job specific skills which can only be acquired in the workplace
“I’m a huge advocate for apprenticeships as they provide young people with the skills they need to go out in the world of work so we must look at trying to keep people on Teesside through a strong apprenticeship drive.”
Jacob Young, MP for Redcar and Cleveland
How long will my apprentice last?
An apprenticeship can last anywhere from 1-4 years depending on the type of qualification and the level you are working towards.
How much time do I spend in the classroom?
How much time you spend in the classroom will depend on the type of apprenticeship you are doing. You are typically employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and learn both on the job and at one of our Northern Skills Group’s training facilities. This usually equates to spending 4 days at work and 1 day in the classroom. You will be allocated a Personal Assessor who will visit your place of work and provide feedback and support during your programme.
How will I be assessed?
Each apprenticeship programme is assessed slightly differently through different methods such as:
• Practical Assessments / Exams
• Portfolio of Evidence
• Final Assessment
• On & Off Job Training
• End Point Assessment (Exams, Interviews and Presentations)
How much will I get paid?
As an apprentice, you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage, however many employers choose to pay more than this or increase the rate after the employee has been within the company for a certain amount of time.
What is my holiday entitlement?
As an employee you are entitled to a minimum of 20 days per holiday year, in addition to Bank Holidays. Your employer may offer more than this or increase your entitlement once you have been there longer.
Are you an employer looking to take on an apprentice?
Developing apprentices can directly add value and build your business through improved quality and productivity and help to improve your businesses reputation for employing highly skilled staff.
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