About Advanced Apprenticeships
Advanced apprenticeships are also called Level 3 apprenticeships and are the equivalent to studying for academic A-Levels.
Some people who already have Level 3 qualifications, including A Levels, choose the advanced apprenticeship route because it enables them to develop work-based skills and gain experience in a particular job and sector.
Advanced Apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and those who might want to change career or develop the one they already have. To be offered an apprenticeship at the AMRC Training Centre you must have GCSE level qualifications or equivalent.
The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.90 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 years and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Many of our employers offer more than this.
Apprentices that are looking to upskill and are already employed in industry would normally remain on their current salary when they start an apprenticeship.
Apprentices receive impressive salary increases as they progress through their apprenticeship journey and become skilled. On average a graduate advanced apprentice can expect a 16% boost to their earnings.
The AMRC Training Centre’s apprenticeships typically run for three years.
You will spend a minimum of between 16 to 38 weeks at the start of your apprenticeship programme at the AMRC Training Centre; depending on the apprenticeship pathway you select and the skills your employer would like you to develop before returning back to them.
We deliver two Advanced Apprenticeship standards at the training centre. Depending on the requirements of the company, we offer different courses to ensure that our apprentices receive the right skills for their role.
Courses we offer:
- Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineer
- Technical Support Technician
- Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
- Product Design and Development Technician
Courses we offer:
- Metal Fabricator
We ask for a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 to 9 (or equivalent), including mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering-related subject. Applicants are also required to pass an assessment at the AMRC Training Centre before being offered a place on an apprenticeship.
At the AMRC Training Centre our aim is to match you with the right job and employer. Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. We require everyone that applies to complete an assessment centre.