Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally-recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover over 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries.

Which one is right for you?

Our apprenticeships span from Level 2 all the way up to degree level, allowing you to take your learning as far as you want to go in a variety of industries from Maritime Engineering to Accountancy, Management to Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.


Can anyone do an apprenticeship?

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply for an apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeships count as full-time education so if you are 16 or 17 and keen to start an apprenticeship you don’t have to put your career on hold; you can switch from your school or college course to apprenticeships right away.

The minimum entry criteria varies for each apprenticeship, so please check the individual programme pages for exact requirements.


Wages

The minimum wage that apprentices are entitled to depends on their age and length of time on a programme.

Starting at £3.90 (as of April 2019) per hour, if an apprentice is under 19 or in their first year, this rises to £6.15 in the second year for those aged 18 to 20, then to £7.70 for 21-24-year-olds, and then up to £8.21 if they are over 25.

Employers are free to pay above the new wage and many do so, but employers must ensure that they are paying their apprentices at least the minimum wage.


Information for parents

Amazing Apprenticeships has a brilliant website full of great information aimed specifically at the parents of apprentices.

You can view more information on the Amazing Apprenticeships website and checking out their regular "Parents' Packs" which are free to download and consume.


Are you already employed?

If you are already employed and want use an apprenticeship programme to broaden your knowledge and skills then you can apply straight away.

You can find the full list of available programmes here. You can also view our apprenticeships by clicking on one of the available subject interests listed at the bottom of this page.


Do you need to find employment?

If you are looking to start a new career you can check out our apprenticeship vacancies.


Interested in hiring an Apprentice?

You can recruit new talent or upskill existing staff through an apprenticeship. We provide a range of programmes to meet all of your organisations’ needs.