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.

 



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