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.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay


Who are they for?
Apprenticeships are open to all ages over 16, whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career. You need to have been a resident in the EU for three years and not be in full time education. 

What are the benefits of being an Apprentice?
You'll get recognised qualifications and full support during your training. You will also be earning a wage while you learn, and will have access to a higher qualification at the end leading to better performance at work, improved personal development and career prospects. 

What will I earn?
The minimum wage for an Apprentice is £3.50 an hour, however, we do encourage businesses to reward good performance through an increase in wages. If you are already employed your wage will not change.

 



Latest News

Minimum Wage 2019

National minimum wage has gone up again.

Business Administration Apprentice Interview

We interviewed our Business administration apprentice to find out why she decided to do an apprenticeship and what she thinks now. 

Important Reminder: National Insurance contributions for Apprentices

Aware you aware that employers of apprentices under the age of 25 aren’t required to pay secondary Class 1 (employer) National Insurance contributions?

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

We had a busy week here at Steadfast Training Ltd’s head office for National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (4th-8th March). The marketing team were busy on our social media platforms sharing information and photos of some old and new apprentices whilst other members of the team were representing Steadfast Training at job fairs and events across the county.

Apprenticeship Myth Busting

Apprenticeships can be a great way for anyone of any age to start a new career or upskill themselves within a current job role. Even though apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular there are still a lot of ‘myths’ around them. Here are some myths we have busted to prove apprenticeships really are a great option for everyone.