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About Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a great opportunity for getting your career started, offering dynamic qualifications that strike the perfect balance between training, study and work.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship, you will work with a local employer who will train you in your chosen job role and help you to achieve your qualification.

Apprenticeships typically take a minimum of one year to complete but could take anything up to four years. The duration depends on your particular skills and will be influenced by your level of prior knowledge and experience as well as the occupational sector and level you are working towards. Whatever the duration you can expect to be employed for at least 30 hours per week.

Subject to minimum wage legislation, your (apprenticeship) wage will be determined by your employer.  There is a national minimum wage in existence which means that an employer MUST pay you at least the amount set by government. The National Minimum Wage rate for all apprentices under 19, or 19+ and in the first year of their apprenticeship is £4.15/hour (April 2019) These rates may change annually so please contact us if you require information on the latest rates.

Apprenticeships are a great way to start your career. You'll have a job learn real skills, develop self-confidence, meet new people and make new friends. If you like the idea of earning your own money, taking responsibility for your own career and obtaining valuable life skills as well as respected qualifications to help build your future, then an Apprenticeship is a perfect choice!