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Apprenticeships, Which one works for you?

Why think about Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships offer the chance to:

  • learn job-relevant skills
  • build valuable experience
  • gain real qualifications that will positively start their career journey.
  • earn a real salary
  • enjoy the benefits of being a full-time employee.

Becoming an apprentice is an exciting opportunity to earn money and progress quickly in a career.

What is involved in an apprenticeship?

There are three main elements involved in an Apprenticeship

  • including English and Maths
  • work preparation skills / college course
  • a practical work placement with a local employer.

Apprenticeships are designed to enable an individual to progress within a business over a longer period of time whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Who are they for?

An Apprenticeship is a career, not just a job. Apprenticeships are for those aged 16 or over who are not in full time education and can last anywhere between one and five years.

Apprenticeships are designed to enable an individual to progress within a business over a longer period of time whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications. 

How much do you get paid?

The minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.30 per hour, but many employers pay more than this. In fact, some higher Apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week.

More than just earning a salary, apprentices receive training and qualifications in the skills employers really want, increasing their future earning potential. Apprentices receive marked salary increases on completion of their training and the roles often offer great opportunities for career progression.