Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged over 16 living in England and not in full-time education, whether they are just leaving school, have been working for years or are looking to start a new career.
Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the Apprentices' ability and the industry.
Funding to support the cost of training may be available from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) subject to eligibility criteria. As the employer, you are responsible for providing your apprentices with an induction into their role, giving them on-the-job training and paying their wages.
All Apprenticeships in England include the following elements:
An appropriate work-based qualification
Functional Skills qualifications e.g. English and maths
A technical qualification relevant to the specific Apprenticeship
Other qualification or requirement as specified by the particular job role
The water industry faces some key challenges including an ageing workforce, a need to embrace new technologies and a skills deficit in craft, technical and managerial roles. The purpose of this Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeship is to support the industry to address these challenges by developing occupational competence in a wide range of job roles in the water industry."
Facilitated by funding secured through the Higher Apprenticeship Fund EU Skills in partnership with industry employers and CABWI has extended the scope of the existing Higher Apprenticeship - level 4 to underpin a broader range of occupational roles.