HOW DO ARMY APPRENTICESHIPS WORK?

The Army apprenticeship scheme is planned to fit around your military training, and will be relevant to your role in the Army.  You will develop your literacy and numeracy skills as well as more specialist trade skills.

Your hard work will be rewarded with a Level 2 certificate (equal to 5 good GCSE passes). You could also go on to do a Level 3 apprenticeship (equal to 2 A Levels) and maybe even a Level 4 apprenticeship. These qualifications will be valued by employers when you decide to move on.

TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS

Your apprenticeship will be on one of the following areas:
  • Public services and health
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Animal care
  • I.T.
  • Logistics
  • Construction
  • Business administration
 The type of apprenticeship that you will do, will depend on your chosen role in the Army.

APPRENTICESHIP LEVELS

There are three levels of apprenticeships on offer to soldiers when they join the Army:

LEVEL 2

Military trade training forms the main part of this level.

You complete a range of key skills qualifications (including literacy and numeracy), and get a technical certificate.

You will earn an NVQ Level 2 – equivalent to five good GCSE passes.

LEVEL 3

Advanced apprenticeship
  • Available for those in technical trades
  • You earn an NVQ Level 3 - equivalent to two A-level passes

LEVEL 4

Higher apprenticeship
  • Work in real-time operations, countering real threats to national security, earning a Level 4 Diploma in Intelligence Operations.