What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are about working for an employer and earning as you learn. You study part time for a qualification linked to the job that you are doing either in the workplace, at a local college or specialist training provider. 
An apprenticeship will take a minimum of one year to complete. 

Who can apply?

Applying for an apprenticeship is the same as applying for a job. It’s a competitive process, you don’t know who else is applying for the same position, and it may take a lot of effort.

What's in it for me?

As well as valuable skills and work experience you'll also be studying to achieve a qualification ususally a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship (the same level of study as GCSEs) or a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (the same level of study as A Levels)
Once you've completed an apprenticeship you may have the opportunity to go on to an apprenticeship at the next level of study, or into a job with the employer. Level 4-7 (equivalent to foundation degrees and above) are also available.

Will I get paid?

Yes you will get paid and this might vary depending on the employer. Minimum wage for an apprenticeship is £4.80 per hour for 16-18 year olds but many employers will pay more than this and the average apprenticeship wage is around £180 per week.

How can I sign up?

Here are some of the ways to find an apprenticeship:

Get in touch
To find out more, contact the Youth Support Team on 01452 415707 or or via our Facebook page.