What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships refer to on-the-job training leading to nationally recognised qualifications. The length of the programme varies depending on the course level and the experience you already have in your job role. An Apprenticeship is essentially a set of qualifications called a ‘framework’ developed by Sector Skills Councils.

What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a salary and gain real, nationally recognised qualifications.


  • Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees. [1]
  • Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications. [2]
  • A third of all former Apprentices recieved a promotion within 12 months of finishing [3]
  • After finishing, the majority of Apprentices (85%) will stay in employment with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer [3]
[1] NAS Data
[2] ICM Employers Website

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