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Just got your GCSE Results? Then a Traineeship or an Apprenticeship may be the best route for you!

You don’t need to make a decision right away – think about the possibilities that are open to you.

We offer Apprenticeships in various levels in:

Traineeships are best for you if you not sure what career path to choose just yet. Read everything about it here.

Apprenticeships are a great way to achieve your career goals and enable you to start earning at a young age. In some sectors, young Apprentices will progress quickly into well-paid jobs.

Many of the most highly qualified people you will meet in your life will tell you that some of their best and most lasting learning was gained at work and in real life practice. Just to give you a sense of just how popular they are, there were over half a million apprenticeship starts in England last year.

Through an Apprenticeship you can earn, learn, gain a qualification and find out if your chosen occupation is really for you and easily change direction if you need to. There are so many Apprenticeships to choose from covering 170 industries and 1500 different job roles.

At Acacia Training and Development (ATD), we have many years’ experiences of delivering high-quality Apprenticeships.

At our Ofsted Inspection in June 2014, where we were graded as ‘Good’, we heard that employers and learners throughout the South West had told the inspectors how much they valued our work based learning.

They said it built self-esteem, occupational competence and led to promotion, progression and business success.

So to find out more about how one of our Apprenticeships might work for you contact 0800 090 2155 or email: [email protected]

We are local

We cover the South West of England and have centres in Plymouth, Taunton, Newton Abbot, on the Isle of Wight and now also in Cornwall.

Care Work Academy – Get a feel for a new Career in Care

Are you interested in working in the Adult Care Sector? If you are aged 19 and over and claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or ESA you could be eligible to attend.

A work academy can last up to six weeks and has three key components.

  • Pre-employment training – this is delivered in a local class
  • A work experience placement – with a local employer
  • A job interview – for a real vacancy

This is a great opportunity for you to develop your skills, gain a qualification and try out working in the Care Sector. Contact your local Acacia centre for further information as this, and many other courses for job seekers, are running regularly to meet the high demand.

The National Minimum Wage rates from 1 April 2017 are:

£7.05 per hour for over 21 year olds

£5.60 for 18 to 20 year olds

£4.05 per hour for 16 to 17 year olds

£3.50 per hour for apprentices (*This rate is for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. All other apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage for their age. Last update April 2017).

Acacia Training Work Clubs help jobseekers of all ages

We run Work Clubs at our Plymouth Centre. Our friendly and experienced staff are on hand to support your individual needs as a jobseeker. The clubs give you the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job-hunting experiences, get advice on interview techniques, CV building and even volunteering opportunities.

Even if you have a job, you may know someone who can benefit from our Work Clubs so please encourage them to come along.

Volunteers needed! We are also interested in hearing from anyone wishing to help out on a voluntary basis.

The Work Clubs run on a weekly basis. For further details please contact:

Plymouth – Melanie Hawkins on 01752 505018