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