An apprenticeship programme is a training scheme that is tied to a job role. It is simply, earns a wage while you get nationally recognised qualification such as functional skills knowledge, EER, Diploma, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) as well as making yourself more employable.
Benefits of Apprenticeship
As an apprentice, you will be able to:
- Earn a salary - The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.40 an hour, but many employers pay more than this. The average weekly pay is £170+.
- get paid holidays
- receive training that will make you more employable - apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications. More information visit (: www.apprenticeships.org)
- Gain qualifications
- learn job-specific skills
- Pay no tuition fees - you actually get paid during your training!
- Save money on travel with apprentice oyster scheme
Basic eligibility requirement
- Must be 16 years or over at the beginning of the programme
- You must have been living in the UK/EU for three years before your apprenticeship programme starts
- Not currently studying a course
- Have an employer who will pay you as an apprentice and offer you no less than 30 hours of work each week