Why an Apprenticeship?
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over sixteen years-old and not in full-time education can do an apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentices' ability and the industry sector. There is an Apprentices Minimum Wage; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.
There are lots of advantages in doing an Apprenticeship. You can earn while you learn, and learn in a way that is suitable for you - learning through hands on experience on the job. The main benefits of being an apprentice include;
Earning a salary
Getting paid holidays
Receiving relevant raining
Gaining beneficial qualifications
Learning job-specific skills Apprentices do genuine jobs for real employers. So you get paid while you learn. If you are starting work for the first time, you will start to earn from day one of your Apprenticeship. There is no set rate of pay for apprentices, however all employed apprentices must earn at least the Apprentices Minimum Wage. The average wage per week for an Apprentice is now around £210 per week! Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees.