Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships help you to gain nationally recognised qualifications and help you begin your journey along your chosen career path.

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What is an Apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will work for an employer, earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain real skills. We will work with you and your employer to help you achieve valuable qualifications including:

• A work based Diploma
• Functional Skills qualifications
• Additional nationally recognised certificates for the sector you are working in

To help you gain these qualifications, your employer will allow you time off to attend one of our dedicated training facilities, so that you can spend time with our qualified tutors. Our staff will also visit you in the workplace to produce a portfolio (folder) of evidence that shows you can meet the required standards

How much will I earn?

The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.50 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year. Apprentice Pay and Conditions

Is an Apprenticeship right for me?

The best way to decide whether or not an apprenticeship is right for you is to do your research. Think about your career ambitions and look at potential paths into that career. Think about what employers are looking for. You should also try and talk to people who have done an apprenticeship and get their perspectives, or try and secure a work experience placement to gain insight into your chosen field. At the end of the day, only you can make the decision. But if you even think an apprenticeship might be right for you, take the time to find out more. It’s worth it.

How long will an apprenticeship take me to complete?

Apprenticeships take from 12 months to four years to complete. There are three levels of Apprenticeships:

  • Apprenticeship (Level 2)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship (Level 4 and above)