Apprenticeships in Herefordshire
What are apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that combine practical, on-the-job experience with off-the-job learning. Hoople delivers apprenticeships in a range of sectors across Hereford and the wider Herefordshire region, including Ledbury, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.
Which apprenticeship programmes does Hoople offer?
Hoople currently offers apprenticeships in the following subject areas:
- Health and Social Care apprenticeships, Levels 2, 3 and 5
- Customer Service apprenticeships, Levels 2 and 3
- Business and Administration apprenticeships, Levels 2 and 3
- Childcare apprenticeships, including Teaching Assistants, Levels 2 and 3
- Dental Nursing apprenticeships, Level 3
- Leadership and Management apprenticeships, Levels 2, 3 and 5
What are the benefits of apprenticeships?
As an apprentice, you will gain by learning valuable skills and experience 'on the job' alongside off the job activities, such as assessments, research, personal reflection and more formal classroom activities. You'll usually study for a nationally recognised qualification at the same time as being employed for a minimum of one year. You'll be paid at least the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices for the duration of your apprenticeship programme.
Who can do apprenticeships? How do they work?
Apprenticeships are generally seen as opportunities for young school or college leavers, but in fact they can be undertaken by anyone of working age and are often used by employers to enhance the skills and knowledge of existing employees. As apprenticeships are Government-funded and via a contribution from your employer (where applicable), your training doesn't cost you anything.
For the duration of your apprenticeship (in most cases 12 months), you will be:
- employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week
- paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices
- participating in off the job activities such as classroom sessions and research
- visited at work on a regular basis by your assessor
How can I apply for an apprenticeship?
If you are shortly to become a school or college leaver and are hoping to undertake an apprenticeship programme with us, the best approach is to monitor our current apprenticeship vacancies web page. If you see a vacancy that appeals to you, please register and then follow the instructions to apply. Keep checking back as we are always adding new vacancies.
If you are already in employment and are hoping to embark on an apprenticeship training programme, please in the first instance discuss this with your employer. If they are happy to support you in this way, please get in touch with us to discuss next steps.
Apprenticeships—frequently asked questions