Apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job training alongside studying work-related qualifications for those aged of 16 or above, living in England and not currently in full-time education.
Apprenticeships can take from one to four years to complete depending on your level of entry, and the type of apprenticeship you choose. The level that you start at will vary depending on your current skills, qualifications and experience. This information will usually be included in the apprenticeship vacancy advert or job description.
Apprentices work for a minimum of 30 hours a week and a maximum of 40 hours a week.
You will spend 20% of your apprenticeship completing ‘off-the-job training’ which can either be day release in College, remote learning or allocated time in the workplace.
You will earn at least the National Minimum Wage for apprentices.
You will complete a range of assessment activities as part of an ‘End-Point Assessment’ to evaluate the knowledge, skills and behaviours learnt throughout the apprenticeship.