Spring is a season of new beginnings and opportunities so if you’re thinking of a career change or gaining a new qualification, there is no time like the present. Fortunately, there’s never been a better time to begin on a career path you’re excited by, and support has never been more readily available.
Often neglected on traditional job-seeker channels, an apprenticeship can be a great way to enter a new field, earn while you learn and gain valuable skills and knowledge in a specific field.
From nursing to coding and cyber security, our Corporate Services Category Manager Lizzy Grayson shares her top six picks of the most surprising apprenticeships available on our Apprenticeship Framework.
Set the scene
Always fancied working in the creative arts and theatre production? Completing an apprenticeship to become a Creative Venue Technician will help you get your foot in the door. This apprenticeship will train you in providing technical support for the construction, rehearsal, presentation and removal of a live performance.
Fight Cyber Crime
As the world continues to become ever-more digital, organisations of all sizes are increasingly at risk of security breaches and cyber intrusion, so demand for skilled cyber security specialists has never been greater. The Cyber Intrusion Analyst apprenticeship will educate you about cyber security and train you to detect breaches in network security, as well as helping you understand alerts and how to inform incident response teams about system breaches.
Learn the language of code
Coding has become an invaluable skill, desired by many organisations, and the Software Development Technician apprenticeship will teach you the language of code. You’ll be trained in building and testing simple, high-quality code for software and websites.
Be a hero
The emergency services are essential to every-day life and are full of incredible people who are dedicated to safeguarding the community. Firefighters have one of the most respected jobs within the community, responding to and preventing incidents and keeping communities safe. The Operational Firefighter apprenticeship will train you to tackle a wide range of emergency situations such as fighting fires, searching, rescuing and protecting people and animals in the community.
Put a smile on their face
Oral health is integral to overall health and happiness and taking care of people’s smiles is an incredibly rewarding job. A Dental Nurse apprenticeship will provide you with the training you need to pursue a career in dentistry, will help you land a role assisting other dental health professionals, and provide you with all the skills you need to provide a high level of patient care.
Be a helping hand
Nursing is an incredibly demanding and rewarding profession where you can truly make a difference to people’s lives, be that by supporting with physical or mental health issues, in emergency or non-emergency scenarios. A Registered Nurse Degree will qualify you to give care, advice and support to sick, injured or disabled people at your local hospital or GP surgery.
So, there you have it, from the emergency services to the performing arts industry, there is an apprenticeship out there for everyone. Most importantly, there’s also the providers available for public sector organisations to develop their apprenticeship offering with. You can find them all in one place in our Apprenticeship Framework, the first and only of its kind in the UK, which ensures a high standard of apprenticeship provider with a simple route of procurement.
Our apprenticeship framework currently has 117 registered providers covering a range of different roles, from accounting to teachers. Our aim is to help public sector organisations make the most of apprenticeship levy funds, which will begin to decrease after April 2019 for organisations that have not utilised allocated funds since the levy came into effect.
Find out more about our framework visit: www.ypo.co.uk/apprenticeshipframework