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GetMyFirstJob works with leading Skills Funding Agency registered training providers and colleges to advertise and manage Apprenticeships and training programmes. Candidates can quickly register their details and apply for positions in their preferred location and area of interest.

With 5,500 candidates processed on average each month, GetMyFirstJob is an essential tool for young people that want to start an Apprenticeship.

Register with GetMyFirstJob and you can help young people search for their perfect job. What’s more, once they register their details are also available to selected FE colleges and training providers with Apprenticeship vacancies to fill – matching opportunities to applicants’ locations and interests in different areas.

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As a Careers Adviser, GetMyFirstJob lets you search for vacancies for young people – helping you to guide them towards the right choices for the future. Our college and training provider partners advertise their vacancies on our site, and our system allows you to review details of specific vacancies that are of interest.

The registration process for young people is quick and easy and provides a profile that they can maintain, as well as the ability for them to upload documents like their CV easily.

Sign up to AdvisersOnline

The AdvisersOnline platform, is a free one stop shop for all things Apprenticeships and Traineeships, that will assist you when advising the young people that your work with. Signing up will give you easy access to information, video’s and downloadable resources, articles and event listings, that you can use and share with the young people you advise, as well as being able to live search opportunities in your area; this feature is designed to allow you to be able to discuss and share real vacancies with young people considering an Apprenticeship or Traineeship. You will also receive monthly email updates and useful resource packs mailed out across the year, as well as being able to request additional materials to hand out and display.

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Find out more about Apprenticeships

Help young people to discover the future that’s waiting for them, help them build valuable skills and get on the path to success. An Apprenticeship gives practical on-the-job experience, essential learning tools and all-important qualifications that will last for a lifetime.

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FAQs

A traineeship is a short-term training programme, aimed at getting you ‘work ready’. They’re designed to give you basic training in English and Maths. And valuable work experience too. They help to build your CV and to gain confidence so you’re ready to find the apprenticeship you want.

An apprenticeship is a real job. You'll be working alongside experienced people, supporting them and learning from them as you go. Working at least 30 hours a week, you’ll gain most of the training you need in the workplace. But you may also go to a college, training provider, training centre or learn online to gain vital skills and qualifications.

You don’t need to worry about funding your training; the employer and the government cover the cost.

Traineeships are short term and are about building your skills and gaining work experience and are usually un-paid. For an apprenticeship working hours are around 30 per week and you will get paid an hourly wage. Wages vary depending on the level and type of apprenticeship, but must be at least the minimum apprenticeship wage. In some job roles your wage may increase as you progress and take on more responsibility. You will also get the same benefits as an employee including a holiday allowance.

There are 6 apprenticeship qualification levels. Intermediate Level 2, Advanced Level 3, Higher Level 4, 5 & 6.

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the level, sector and job. Check out the vacancy details for more specific entry requirements.

If you have a degree you can still apply for an apprenticeship, but you will not be eligible for any funding which means your employer will have to pay for your training. Some apprenticeships, such as higher apprenticeships require mature learners, so look out for these.

Unfortunately to be eligible for any apprenticeship funding you must have lived in the UK for 3 years. You could search for other job opportunities on the a DirectGov website.

An apprenticeship is a work-based qualification. Training and assessment can vary depending on the training provider. Some training may be completed on-site, or in a training centre. Some providers even offer online distance learning. Throughout your training you will need to build an apprenticeship portfolio as evidence of your training and work experience. Technical certificates will usually require a theory or practical assessment. Check out the training provider profile pages for more specific information on training.

Apprenticeship training varies across the different sectors, but they take on average 12 to18 months to complete. You must be committed to completing the whole programme. Once you have completed your first qualification you may then wish to progress to the next level apprenticeship.

As an apprentice you are just like any other employees in the business and are entitled to the same basic benefits, such as holiday pay. You should get at least 20 days paid holiday plus Bank Holidays.

Yes, training is part of your apprenticeship and there will be some days where you may need to take a day away from work for training with your provider.

If you still have a question that hasn’t be answered or you just require further advise fill in the contact us form. If you need help registering or with the system take a look at the GetMyFirstJob Frequently Asked Questions to see if we can answer your question.

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