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Facts about apprenticeships

There are 200 different types of apprenticeships available in over 1200 job roles.

Apprentices can earn over £100,000 more than other workers over their lifetimes

The government has promised funding for over 350,000 apprenticeships every year.

The National Minimum wage for apprenticeships is £4.15 per hour (April 2020) for apprentices aged 16-18 or those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship, however most employers pay more than the minimum wage and the average salary is closer to £170 a week.  For national minimum wage please see 

Apprenticeships combine on the job training, with usually a day release to college or a training centre; some offer block placements over a week or two every so often.

Apprentices can gain professional and technical qualifications. You would be expected to work on your English and Maths if you haven’t gained a 4 at GCSE level, this is usually in the form of functional skills.

You get paid holiday, a minimum of 20 days a year plus bank holidays, and pension contributions like any other employee at the company.

You will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

To apply for an apprenticeship please see the attached apprenticeship action plan.