Earn while you learn!
As an apprentice you will be employed and get paid an apprentice wage. Some apprentices may have a block release of intensive training for a period of months before starting with the employer. Other apprenticeships will have a day release (four days work and one day at college).
An apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete.
There are three main levels to apprenticeships:
- Intermediate Level Apprenticeships (Level 2)
- Advanced Level Apprenticeships (Level 3)
- Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4/5).
As an apprentice you will:
- Earn a salary
- Get training in the skills employers want
- Receive excellent progression opportunities (further study or move on in the workplace)
- Increase future earning potential. Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases after training.
- Learn at a pace suited to you with mentor support.