Apprenticeships in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset

Aspire Training Team work with employers for apprenticeships in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Specialising in apprenticeships across childcare, adult care, business administration, team leading and management.

By working to assist in placing you in employment as an apprentice, offering the training and mentorship you need to succeed in your chosen career.

For further information or for assistance on you becoming an apprentice, please send an enquiry by using the form below or contact us for details.

Why become an apprentice?

  • Earn while you learn
  • No university fees or student debt
  • Day release is optional
  • By using practical skills you learn through on-the-job training, leading to job satisfaction and career progression
  • Be involved in your own learning

To find out more about becoming an apprentice in childcare, business administration or health and social care, please visit our courses page.

Apprenticeships offer you the training and mentorship that allow you to succeed in your chosen career. You will get nationally recognised qualifications, on the job experience and get paid with an apprenticeship.

5 step plan to becoming an apprentice

  1. Decide what you want:

Decide which sector you would like to become an apprentice in. Aspire Training Team specialise in childcare, adult social care, business administration, team leading and management. With apprenticeships in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset, you can find out more information about these sectors by clicking here or you may wish to browse our vacancies at the bottom of the page.

  1. Contact us

Contact Aspire Training Team with the enquiry form opposite or give us a call us on 01202 551 553 to let us know you are interested in becoming an apprentice.

  1. Meet us:

Working with employers for apprenticeships in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset, we will always welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Together we can discuss what you are looking for and advise you of suitable apprenticeship vacancies available in your area.

  1. Apply for your apprenticeship:

Apply for your chosen apprenticeship and if successful attend an interview with the employer. Supporting you with completing your application and advice on interview skills to give you the best start to your career.

  1. Start your apprenticeship:

If successful at your interview, you will start your apprenticeship with on-going support and training from the Aspire Training Team.

Why become an apprentice?

  • Earn while you learn
  • No university fees or student debt
  • Day release is optional
  • By using practical skills you learn through on-the-job training, leading to job satisfaction and career progression
  • Be involved in your own learning

To find out more about becoming an apprentice in childcare, business administration or health and social care, please visit our courses page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apprentices aged 16 -18 can be fully funded. We can also access other funds to help towards the cost of the course for anyone over the age of 19, subject to availability. Each apprentice is assigned a qualified assessor to support them through their programme of study. The assessor will come into your workplace at least once a month to work with you and to complete the assessments and support you with knowledge units.

Q.How much do I get paid?
A. You will be paid £3.30 per hour. 

Q.How long does an apprenticeship last?
A. Your apprenticeship will last for approximately 12 months.

Q.How many hours will I work?
A. You will work between 30 – 40 hours per week.

Q.Do also I attend college?
A. No, there is no day release during your apprenticeship. You will train on the job with the support of your assessor and complete modules of evidence.

Q.Do I get holidays?
A. Yes, you have the same rights as any employed person.

Q.Who will support me through my apprenticeship?
A. With Aspire Training Team, you will have a designated qualified assessor who will visit you regularly in your workplace.

Q.What areas of the country do you cover?
A. Aspire Training Team provide apprenticeships in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Please contact us should you require assistance outside of these areas.

Q.What happens if I need help or support?
A. You will be able to contact your assessor and discuss any issues and ask for help, support and advice you need.

To contact Aspire Training Team, please complete the enquiry form below:

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The basics

      • Apprenticeships can take approximately 12 -15 months to complete. Some employers may then continue your employment after the apprenticeship has finished.
      • The apprenticeship minimum wage is currently £3.30 an hour.
      • You can do a Level 2 (equivalent to 5 good GCSE’s) or Level 3 (equivalent to 2 good A-levels) apprenticeship.
      • You will work a minimum of 30 hours a week, in a usual working pattern.
      • Once every four weeks one of our fully qualified assessors will come out to see you in the workplace and deliver your training
      • Should you need them, you can also work towards your English and Maths qualifications within your apprenticeship.

Progression through the levels – what’s next?:

To understand which level is best for you, and the level you can progress onto, please see below:

Level 1

Aspire Training Team provides Level 1 programmes including Study Programmes and Traineeships, aimed at those who have just left school who are looking for knowledge and some hands-on work experience. The first step on the ladder! This will take you from 4 months to 12 months. Level 1’s do not get paid, but receive free training.

Level 2

If you have already had a taste in your chosen sector, you may wish to embark on one of our Level 2 Apprenticeships. You will be employed from 30 – 40 hours a week working within a team learning the industry. Alongside this, you will be working towards your Level 2 portfolio, gaining accredited, nationally recognised qualifications.

Level 3

If you’ve completed your Level 2 Apprenticeship and looking for the next step why not progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship. Like the Level 2, you will be employed, be learning and working towards a more advanced qualification.

Level 5

You’ve completed the Level 3 Apprenticeship but you are looking to become a senior member of staff, including a deputy manager or assistant manager. You can embark on the Level 5 diploma in leadership and management. Again, this is a vocational qualification that requires you to be observed regularly in the workplace whilst working towards a City and Guilds Level 5 diploma.

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