If you’re considering studying for an apprenticeship, or you’re an employer looking to upskill your existing staff, get all the apprentice help you need, here at Estio.
When studying for an apprenticeship, practical training and study will be combined each week. Apprentices work as employees alongside experienced staff, gaining job-specific skills as well as qualifications. They will generally take between one and six years.
Foundation degree and above
Foundation degree and above
Foundation degree and above
Bachelor’s or master’s degree
You can start an apprenticeship as long as you are 16 and over, and not in full time education. There are no further requirements to start an apprenticeship, although each apprenticeship will have its own specific entry requirements.
Here at Estio, we have a wide variety of different apprenticeships across the digital and technology sector. From Level 3 digital marketing courses right through to degree apprenticeships, there is something for everyone, no matter the experience level. Discover our apprenticeships below:View Courses View Jobs
Estio is a leading provider of digital and technology apprenticeship programmes, offering a comprehensive apprenticeship course informed by industry expertise, and delivered remotely to ensure enough flexibility for your apprentice’s needs to be suited. We offer apprenticeship help for both the employer and the apprentice throughout the apprenticeship.
As long as you’re over 16 and have the right credentials, you can apply for an apprenticeship – there isn’t any upper age limit. If you begin your apprenticeship after you turn 19, you might be entitled to extra help with apprenticeships via additional funding.
The entry requirement of each apprenticeship will vary depending on the level of the apprenticeship and the employer themselves. Generally speaking, Level 3 apprenticeships will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades 9-4/A*-C, including maths and English. Level 4 apprenticeships will require the same GCSEs, with an additional Level 3 qualification such as A Levels, NVQs, a BTEC or a Level 3 apprenticeship.
Level 6 apprenticeships are equivalent to degrees, and the entry requirements will be set by each individual employer. Level 7 apprenticeships are Master’s apprenticeships, and you will need a minimum of a 2:2 degree in a related subject, or a 2:1 degree in a non-related subject.
For more apprenticeship advice on each level, find out more, here.
The length of an apprenticeship will usually depend on a number of factors, such as the level of apprenticeship, the sector you will be working in and so on. Whilst they will usually last between 1-6 years, you should check directly with your employer before applying to check how long it will last.
Level 3 apprenticeships can last around 13 months, jumping to 15 months for a Level 4. Level 6 apprenticeships can last 30 months, with Level 7 apprenticeships taking around 24 months. Once more, these times will vary depending on the course and employer.
I would definitely recommend Estio as an IT apprenticeship provider. I have been particularly impressed with our account manager, who has shown a great deal of commitment to improve the learner experience. We are extremely pleased!
Estio developed a Data Technician programme to match our requirements for an Excel based programme. They’ve been very supportive in our growing needs and we look forward to continuing the partnership.
The partnership we have with Estio creates a seamless journey for our learners where we work alongside each other from recruitment to celebration stage. 100% of Estio apprentices have passed their EPA first time, with some now progressing onto the next level through Estio.
From the offset, Estio have demonstrated commitment, professionalism and expertise and it is a pleasure working with them. We’re confident that our colleagues enrolled with Estio have an invaluable learning experience and we look forward to the future as we continue to work with Estio to deliver apprenticeships in the digital space.
Apprenticeships are formal employment programmes, designed to provide specific work-based training. They are long-term arrangements, and you will receive a qualification at the end.
Internships are informal arrangements, and are often short-term and unpaid. They provide work-based learning opportunities, offering experience relevant for specific careers, but without providing any official qualifications.
If you require any further help with apprenticeships, the following resources may be helpful.
The National Careers Service provides helpful apprenticeship advice, apprenticeship information, and guidance for young people in England to make decisions about their learning, training and work opportunities. Supported by recognised careers advisors, this service offers completely impartial advice.
Careers Box offer a vast library of films, news and information about careers of all kinds.
The Apprenticeship Guide offers a summary of all apprenticeship framework offered in England, as well as offering general career advice and stories from others who have completed an apprenticeship.
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