Hayley hopes to be a qualified nurse in the future after completing her apprenticeship at Furness General Hospital.
Apprenticeships offer a high-quality career path for people looking to gain valuable work experience, develop industry specific skills and achieve a nationally recognised qualification while earning a salary.
Apprenticeships are offered across a wide range of sectors, and apprentices can be new or current employees of a business.
Many companies in Cumbria already recognise the benefits of employing apprentices, with many more set to follow when the government introduce an apprenticeship levy this spring.
There are four levels of apprenticeship available: Intermediate, Advanced, Higher or Degree, and the qualification can take between one and four years to complete.
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C|
|Advanced||3||2 A level passes|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
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A Day in the Life
Becca has gained a real insight into a career in healthcare while working towards her apprenticeship.
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