What’s an apprenticeship?

Dictionary definition: A person who works for another in order to learn a trade.

  • They are typically government funded training programmes for people aged 16 and over
  • On the job training is used to gain skills
  • Qualifications of the apprenticeship are set by the employer
  • Some apprenticeships will send you to college a certain amount of days in the week to learn
  • You get paid (the current minimum wage rate for an apprentice under age 19 is £3.40 per hour)
  • You study towards a qualification
  • Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete, depending on their level

Information sourced from the Government website