Will an Apprenticeship give me a good career?
Career progression is excellent for apprentices, and over the course of their careers, those with an Apprenticeship earn, on average, £100,000 more than those without. [A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Apprenticeships and Other Vocational
Do I get paid?
Yes, all employed apprentices will get a wage. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is currently £2.65 per hour*. However, as skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages – in fact, research has found that apprentices earn an
What’s the role of the employer?
The employer will give you an induction into the company and your role. They provide on-the-job training and pay your wages. Each apprentice has a manager at work who will be responsible for helping you throughout your training.
What does it involve?
An Apprenticeship includes the following components:
A knowledge based element.
A competence based element.
Transferable or “key skills”.
A module on employment rights and
How long does it take?
The length of an Apprenticeship varies depending on prior skills levels of the apprentice, the qualification being obtained and industry sector. Generally, Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete.