What is an apprenticeship?
On an apprenticeship you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, so you earn while you learn.
At least 20% of your time is set aside for learning while the rest of your time is spent applying your knowledge and skills in the workplace doing the job you’re employed to do.
What type of apprenticeships does the House of Commons offer?
Here at the House of Commons, we have a wide range of roles and can offer apprenticeships in most areas of the business. Below is a sample of some of the courses you can do:
- Catering including Commis Chef, Chef de Partie
- Business Administration
- Human Resources
- Project Management
- Construction including Engineering
- Digital Marketing
- Public Relations and Communications
- Policy Officer
Our apprenticeship opportunities are varied and based on the requirements of the business as well as individual teams.
We advertise our apprenticeships at different points of the year depending on business needs.
What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?
There are many benefits of doing an apprenticeship and you can do one at any stage of your career, whether you're just starting out or considering a career change or wanting to develop and learn something new. The benefits of starting an apprenticeship include:
- Role-relevant training leading to a nationally recognised qualification
- Learn while you earn at your own pace with a community of apprentices
- Open doors to future career progression
- Opportunity to meet personal development goals
Am I eligible?
The qualifications required depend on the level of apprenticeship you are undertaking.
For example, most Intermediate apprenticeships require a GCSE or equivalent in maths and English at grade C or 4 and above.
However, if you do not have these you can still do an Apprenticeship, but you must sit the maths and English functional skills at level 2.
We will always outline what qualifications (if any) are required on the job description.
Other criteria include:
- You must be aged 16 or over (there's no maximum age limit)
- You must be a UK resident for at least 3 years
- You must not be in any other form of funded education, for example college or university
- You should not hold a qualification in a similar discipline to the apprenticeship at the same level or above
There are four different levels of apprenticeship, ranging from levels 2 to 7.
Apprenticeships can take anything from 12 to 18months to 3 to 6 years, depending on the level you undertake.
||Equivalent educational level
||4, 5, 6 and 7
||Foundation degree and above
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||Bachelor's or masters degree