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) and for the training that’s part of your apprenticeship.

Financial help is available and you won’t have to pay any fees. If you’re between 16 and 18, the Government will pay the full cost of your training (if you’re over 19, your employer may be expected to contribute to your training costs).

The funding you’re eligible to receive depends entirely on your circumstances, your employer and the type of apprenticeship. Don’t worry – your employer will work with you to try and support your individual requirements.

If you are aged over 24 and starting an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship, you may be asked to contribute towards the cost of your training and this could be done through a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. For further details visit