Learn in the workplace
We believe in a ‘hands on’ approach to learning. As an apprentice you will work with highly skilled people who are there to pass on their skills as you work towards your qualifications.
Go to college too
Get the college experience – usually one or two days each week and get paid to be there! Most of our technical apprenticeships include day release to college.
You will achieve nationally recognised qualifications delivered in the workplace and through going to college. Your SIGTA training officer will regularly visit you in the workplace to help you achieve your qualifications.
The earning potential of the best apprenticeships rivals degrees plus, apprentices get paid, which means a salary whilst qualifying, paid holiday, recognised qualifications and a debt free foot on the career ladder.
To start an apprenticeship you need to be:
To join an apprenticeship programme you will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above (previously grade C) including maths and English.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is an in-work training programme that allows you to work with professionals in a specific industry. On a Sigta managed programme earn at least £200 per week from day one and gain accredited qualifications in your chosen field.
It gives you a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, qualifications and experience to help you kick-start your career.
What levels are available?
Technical/Engineering Standard at Level 2, Duration 24 months.
Standards at Level 2, Duration 12 to 24 months.
Technical/Engineering Standard at Level 3, Duration 42 to 48 months.
Business Administrator Standard at Level 3, Duration 18 months.
Qualifications I will gain?
You will work towards the new Standards apprenticeship which combine both on and off the job training. These are competency based to show that you have the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to industry.
You will also complete Functional Skills, helping you achieve a good standard of literacy and numeracy.
“The cost of university alongside the uncertainty of obtaining a job afterwards was much less appealing to me. Also I get paid whilst working towards my qualification”.
“As an apprentice you realise how valuable you are to the company and how much they value your skills”.
Ellie Wilkins and Jason Dann
Let us tell you about the wide range of apprenticeships that we offer from business to technical.
View our current apprenticeship vacancies.
Let our apprentices tell you about their journey through the apprenticeship programme.
Former Sigta apprentices tell you about where the apprenticeship journey led them – from Company Directors to Doctors.
The Sigta Sessions – A place for our apprentices to help us deliver the best apprenticeship programmes.
Resources for Sigta Apprentices
If you are a current Sigta Apprentice, you will find information and examples to help you through your apprenticeship programme here.