What is an apprenticeship?
All apprenticeships include two main elements to help transform you into a skilled professional. You will be placed into a work setting, with paid employment and on-the-job training from a local employer. The tricks-of-the-trade they share, and the workplace experience will help kick start your new career.
On top of this, you will attend ProCo to receive training on basic skills and specific topics related to your field. Whether you are an engineer, veterinary nurse or mechanic, ProCo has a range of highly skilled tutors with cutting-edge industry experience. They will help provide advice and guidance, whilst our accessors will visit your workplace to carry out assessments on your work.
Who are apprenticeships available to?
Apprenticeships are available to everybody, regardless of age, qualifications or experience. Whether you are a high flyer looking to go straight into the work place, or someone who doesn’t like the traditional textbook methods, our skilled team can help find a suitable vacancy around your skillset.
Traditionally, apprentices were school-leavers looking to learn a particular trade. However, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, apprenticeships are now open to anyone. Indeed, an increasing number of apprentices are already employed and are looking to up-skill.
At ProCo we have a range of great opportunities available. All apprentices are employed for the duration of the apprenticeship and most employers will continue to employ you after the apprenticeship has been completed. The combination of teaching and workplace experience is a good way learn both practical skills and the necessary theory to succeed. All of this is accomplished whilst you are working and earning a wage.
What do our students think?
Thank you so much for getting me an apprenticeship, you have been great at finding suitable apprenticeships for me, getting me an interview, building my confidence up and giving me tips to be successful. Even when I haven’t been successful in an interview you made sure that it didn’t knock my confidence and carried on with getting me an apprenticeship. I would definitely recommend ProCo to someone who’s looking for an apprenticeship
Thank you for the work and effort ProCo put into getting me an apprenticeship. I am really happy with everything you did for me and very appreciative of it. I have got an apprenticeship now and currently very happy with it and how everything is going.
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What is the qualification worth?
As an accredited exam centre, ProCo has links with a range of awarding bodies. We are delighted to offer a range of qualifications in each vocational area. Our entry level apprenticeships are equivalent to a Level 2 NVQ, but we also offer higher level awards. Qualifications can be used to progress in a specific field, or onto other forms of education. In some cases, people leave an apprenticeship and go on to university to study for an academic degree. To find out more about our qualifications, visit the page of the course you are most interested in.
What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?
Apprentices are in paid employment and your training will include presentations, practical assessment and observation, rather than written exams – perfect if you don’t do well under exam conditions and for more practical, hands-on subjects.
They are widely recognised qualifications and give you personal experience as well as a certificate you can put on your CV, which together helps to make you an appealing prospect for future employers. In most cases, the work experience you gain will be an invaluable asset to your career, helping you to stand out from the competition.