As an apprentice, you’re employed to do a real job whilst you train, developing new skills and obtaining the knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career. For a minimum of 12 months, the apprenticeship will combine hands-on work with at least 20% of your time learning and studying at college.
The National Minimum Apprenticeship wage went up to £4.30 from £4.15 per hour on 1st April 2021. Please be aware, if you have an Apprentice on this wage that has been furloughed, they are entitled to their 80% furlough pay, however the other 20% does have to be topped up by their employer, with them being on a low wage bracket. Any questions, please do get in touch! We are here to help.
Why should you choose an Apprenticeship?
Here’s 5 good reasons:
- Get paid whilst you learn
- Get experience of a real job
- Learn skills that are directly related to your job
- Most Apprentices continue working with their employers
- Apprenticeships make you more employable
If you’re 16 or over, you can become an Apprentice as long as you spend at least 50% of your working hours in England for the duration of the Apprenticeship and you are not in full-time education.
Each level has different entry requirements, and each apprenticeship vacancy will specify what these are, along with the qualities the employer is looking for.