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Apprenticeships

6 June 2019

An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme that is open to people aged 16 and over.

Apprenticeships combine work with study (usually one day a week) where you will work towards relevant professional qualifications which could be a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or, in some cases, up to Degree level.

Employers appreciate the benefits of apprenticeships and more and more are seeking to recruit apprentices, offering the opportunity to earn while you learn. 

Apprenticeship events are a great way for your meet a range of prospective employers as well as to learn more about your chosen career.

Finding an apprenticeship

The main place to search for apprenticeships is on the National Apprenticeship Service website which shows vacancies in your local area or you can search for a specific role.

Apprenticeships with ACL

ACL is part of Essex County Council (ECC) and delivers high quality apprenticeships across the county.

We offer the following apprenticeships:

  • Accounting - level 2, 3 and 4

  • Business Administration - level 2 and 3

  • Adult Care - level 2 and 3

  • Care Manager - level 5

  • Childcare - level 2 and 3

  • Customer Service - level 2 and 3

  • Health Care - level 2 and 3

  • Leadership and Management - level 3 and 5

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - level 2 and 3

  • Paralegal - level 3

For more information please email us or call 03330 139502

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Essex Enterprise Adviser Network

The Essex Enterprise Adviser Network is looking for professionals to become Enterprise Advisers.

Enterprise Advisers should be passionate about helping young people to develop their future career aspirations. The network is a national programme and has been launched to inspire and prepare secondary school students for the world of work.

In Essex alone, 50 advisers have been linked to Essex schools since the start of the programme in 2016. Advisers are from industries including:

  • advanced manufacturing and engineering
  • care
  • construction
  • digital & creative and logistics
  • financial and related services
  • health
  • IT

As an Enterprise Adviser, you'll agree with your linked school about how to progress your working relationship. For example, you may agree to:

  • influence the careers curriculum
  • ensure young people understand the link between their studies and the world of work
  • provide young people with the opportunity to meet and inspire students to understand more about your sector
  • support the development of students employability skills

As an Enterprise Adviser you'll see great benefits for your company. You will be part of a national network and attend local business networking events with other professionals working to inspire young people.

If you'd like to help but can't become an Enterprise Adviser, you could become an Industry Champion, which helps schools on an ad-hoc basis when they need help with interview days, presentations or careers events.

For more information, contact your local Enterprise Co-ordinator by email or call 03330 322 984.