What is an apprenticeship?

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From 1 October 2015 The National Minimum Wage is £3.30 per hour for apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.

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While you’re on an apprenticeship, your employer pays you a salary and supports you in your training. You must be paid for your normal working hours (minimum 30 per week)

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We think The Apprenticeship Guide is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to find out more about apprenticeships. But don’t just take our word for it, see what some of

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Apprenticeship programmes are inclusive and must comply with the principles of equality and diversity. They must show that they take an active approach to identifying and removing barriers to entry

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There are three levels of apprenticeships: Intermediate Level apprenticeship (Level 2) Working towards work-based qualifications such as a Level 2, competence qualification, as well as Functional skills and in most

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There are lots of great reasons to do an apprenticeship, but here are the big ones: Money – You’ll be working for an employer and earning a salary while you

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Different types of apprenticeships take different amounts of time to complete, depending on the level, industry sector and employer. Typically, an apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete.

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An apprenticeship is a real job. You should work for at least 30 hours per week, alongside experienced members of staff to learn the exact skills needed for your chosen

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Am I eligible for an apprenticeship? If you’re over 16, living in England and not in full-time education then you’re eligible to become an apprentice. Employers will have different requirements.

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