- What is an apprenticeship?
Work while you study – an apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training, and study, letting you 'earn while you learn'. There are many different apprenticeships available across a wide range of industries, and for a wide variety of job roles. As a paid employee, each apprentice works alongside their studies. There are no student fees – your training costs are funded by the government and your employer.
Most apprenticeships begin at school leaver age:
- After GCSE – aged 16
- After A Level – aged 18 (some are only open to 18 year olds)
Apprenticeships have specific minimum rates of pay and there should be clear increments as you become.
- What is a traineeship?
Is usually a course that includes work placement Usually no longer than 6 – 12 months Normally a non-trade related industry (i.e. not an electrician)Can be paid or unpaid
- Who offers apprenticeships?
A majority of apprenticeships on the Isle of Man are organised through the Isle of Man college.
The Isle of Man college offers apprenticeships in many areas (listed below & on website)
However, there are some employers who do list apprenticeships schemes on the Isle of Man Government Job Centre website. So it is worth checking both. https://www.gov.im/categories/working-in-the-isle-of-man/finding-a-job/