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What is an apprenticeship?

It’s real a job with training.
Being an apprentice means that you have a job that includes gaining recognised qualifications
and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage.

Why Middlesbrough Community Learning?

We offer a wide range of apprenticeships within Middlesbrough Council, recruiting in excess of 100 apprentices annually.
We also recruit and deliver apprenticeships for many local, high quality employers within the Tees Valley.
We advertise all of our apprenticeship vacancies via the National Apprenticeship website, via social media and listed on our website below.

                         Apprenticeship vocations offered by
                         Middlesbrough Community Learning

Business Administrators need a broad range of skills to work efficiently and to help increase business productivity.    Skills shortages identified by organisations include a lack of office and administration skills, customer-handling skills, technical and practical skills, oral communication skills and IT skills, all of which are covered within the Business Administration Apprenticeship.

Case Study - Zoe Green
Customer Service is what an organisation does to meet customer expectations and produce customer satisfaction.    A Customer Service Apprenticeship provides skills that are transferable across all sectors of industry and can be applied to many job roles.
These qualifications are ideal for those completing an Environmental Conservation, Equine and Floristry Apprenticeship or an Environmental Conservation, Equine, Forestry and Floristry Advanced Apprenticeship, or for those who are working, or looking to work, in a range of land-based roles.
An Event Assistant is an entry level position, typically working within a team of people in an events company or within the events department of a larger organisation.    The role would usually provide support to a number of Event Planners or Project Managers by carrying out a diverse range of tasks necessary to plan, organise and deliver an event: for example, searching for the right location and venue for the event; working with the design team on the look and feel of the event; or organising logistics like transportation and catering.    The events organised may be for the company where the Event Assistant is working, or could be for a variety of different clients including large corporations, smaller companies and not for-profit organisations.
This qualification provides the apprentice with the competence, skills and knowledge to work effectively and efficiently with IT systems, communication and productivity tools and software applications.    This includes the creation and amendment of many types of formatted information including documents, diagrams, spreadsheets and presentations.    It also includes maintaining simple websites, using the internet to find and exchange information and using social media to disseminate information.
These practical qualifications develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to maintain local outside spaces safely and efficiently and cover areas such as; clearing and landscaping horticultural sites, working with power tools, planting seeds, maintaining sports turf, specialist cleaners.    These are ideal for anyone working, or hoping to work, in maintaining parks, amenity areas and grounds, as a grounds men, estate management staff and outdoor cleaner.
This qualification is designed to meet the skills needs of employers of all sizes.    It will attract new talent into management and will help to up-skill the workforce to replace those who leave or retire.    Level 3 apprentices will work in job roles such as team/section leaders, floor managers, help desk managers and trainee supervisors.    Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager apprentices will work in job roles such as first line, section, assistant or trainee managers and senior supervisors.
The primary role of a Property Maintenance Operative is to optimise property condition and quality and to ensure the building is kept in a safe working condition.    Property Maintenance Operatives need to maintain a high level of quality, providing maximum satisfaction to customers, clients, guests and team.    They will understand the mechanism of buildings including electrical, plumbing, plant, safety systems and equipment.    They will provide first and immediate response to fault finding, whilst maximising quality and ensuring cost effectiveness.    They will ensure prevention of major damage that could result in extensive costs and minimise reactive intervention.
Operational Delivery Officers have the vital job of keeping the country running.    They make sure that citizens get the services and protection they need, and help people understand what is available and what they need to do to comply with the rules.    Operational Delivery Officers make a difference every day to the lives of millions of people.    They do hundreds of jobs in most departments and agencies in central government.    They also work in local government, delivering services for towns, cities, boroughs or counties.
This apprenticeship programme aims to prepare apprentices to support the teacher and the delivery of the curriculum within a school, as well as developing skills to help children and young people to develop self-esteem, independence and to acquire the skills of learning.

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