What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is when an individual works and learns at the same time. As an apprentice, you will be working in a real job where you will be employed by a company, have a contract of employment, get paid a salary and be entitled to all of the statutory benefits such as holiday and sick pay.

Apprenticeships offer a real alternative to further education. Not only can you earn money whilst securing a qualification, you’ll be gaining crucial experience along the way.

Completing an Apprenticeship with us offers fantastic opportunities to progress your career. The dedication we show to our apprentices is evident by the fact that 98% remain in a job after completing their Apprenticeship through Chamber Apprenticeships.

Why not have a look at the specific frameworks we offer at Chamber Apprenticeships below.

But what is an Apprenticeship?

Every Apprenticeship Framework is different, they are all made up of the same component parts but exactly how that looks is determined by the job role.

Every framework includes; a qualification in your chosen field, which will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need for your career path, Employment rights and responsibilities, English and Maths and in some cases ICT.

This will look different for each Apprenticeship but as an example if you were to start an Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing, you would complete:-

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning skills in Health
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths

Which sections of the framework you need to achieve will be tailored to suit your needs and prior achievements. For instance if you have a GCSE in English, you may not have to complete Functional Skills English.

This may sound confusing but we will help and guide you every step of the way!


Apprentices work for at least 30 hours per week and an apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete, depending upon the level of apprenticeship and the industry sector.

Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by your training organisation; us!

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Business & Administration

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Customer Service

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Dental Nursing

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IT Application Specialist

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Social Media for Business

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Warehousing and Storage

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Leadership & Management

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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools