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Apprenticeships take a minimum of 12 months to complete, depending on the sector and level, however some can last up to four years.

Throughout the time of the apprenticeship, an apprentice is trained and guided towards a skilled role gaining industry knowledge and the skills required to do the job in the sector of their choice.

An apprenticeship is the ideal way to earn whilst you learn, combining elements of education, training and employment simultaneously. Apprenticeships offer the same tasks and roles as regular employment, though there is a greater amount of support.

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Benefits of an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships can kick start your career and have multiple

benefits including:

- Earning a salary whilst you learn

- Gaining skills, knowledge and behaviours that employers


- Increasing your future potential earnings

- Mapping your career and possible progression opportunities

- Increased long term job security

- Learning at your own pace

Apprenticeship Wage

Apprenticeship wage is bound by the National Minimum Wage

which stipulates the minimum hourly pay that most workers are entitled to by law, many employers pay their apprentices at a higher rate. For more information, on National Minimum Wage click here.

Apprenticeship Discounts

For a small fee, you can obtain a NUS Apprentice Extra card which will give you access to discounted prices with a variety of companies. You can find more information on the NUS card by clicking here.

Your Apprenticeship

Your course will develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a job role. You will engage with an Initial Assessment at the start to capture you current attainment levels and help us plan your learning. Whilst on programme, you may undertake assessments which lead to a qualification and these can be assessed via formal testing, observations and questioning. and a vast range of other methods chosen to suit you. Most of all, you will continue to develop Maths and English skills to promote your professional overall persona.


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