Apprenticeships and Training
An apprenticeship can be a great way to learn a new skill, achieve a qualification and get paid at the same time. Apprenticeships can be another way of achieving higher education without building up university debt as they are available from level 2 (GCSE) up to level 7 (Master’s Degree).
If you are aged 18 - 21yrs and get an apprenticeship, we will provide you with travel money and assist you until you receive your first salary payment.
Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship will receive a £1000 bursary to help with the transition into the workplace. Bursaries are paid once to each care leaver in the eligible age range (16-24yrs) starting an apprenticeship after 1st August 2018, via their training provider after they have been on the course for at least 60 days.
Apprenticeships can be found in many sectors such as catering, construction, hairdressing and beauty or administration. The Participation Team within VSK regularly appoints care leavers as apprentices. Contact the Participation Team to find out if new apprentices are being employed!
Normally, to apply for an apprenticeship you will need to look for advertisements on job sites or in the newspaper or search for an employer or training provider yourself.