Apprenticeships

What are apprenticeships?

Anyone can be an apprentice and there are opportunities in a range of different professions and roles, as well as at different levels. The Council has funding available from the Apprenticeship Levy to fund apprenticeships for new and existing staff members.

Apprenticeships are a great way for you to develop skills in the workplace. The information on this page can help you to understand how apprenticeships work and whether they are right for you.

Through an apprenticeship, you will:

  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Work towards a recognised qualification
  • Earn a wage and get holiday pay

If you have any questions about apprenticeships at Rotherham, contact [email protected].

What can I do after an apprenticeship?

There are three main options after your apprenticeship:

Advanced/Higher Apprenticeships – you could advance onto the next level of apprenticeship.

Education – if you have achieved qualifications at Level 3 (Advanced Level) you may be able to move on to a higher education course, for example a foundation degree or an honours degree. Some employers may continue to fund your studies right up to this level.

Jobs – The majority of apprentices continue working for the company they trained with. They may be able to work towards promotion within the company to a higher level. You can also use the qualification you have gained, to apply for other jobs.

Want to know more?

National Apprenticeship Website

National Apprenticeship Standards