Apprentices work towards nationally recognised apprenticeships while earning a wage and gaining industry experience at the same time.
Apprenticeships are designed by employers and equip apprentices with the relevant knowledge and skills to prepare them for a successful career in their chosen area of work. They also gain valuable work experience and learn transferable skills that set them up for the future.
With the option to study qualifications from Level 2 through to degree level, it has become a great alternative to university. An apprenticeship comes with the added bonus that it comes with a wage and doesn’t come with the debt of a traditional degree.
An apprenticeship is a real job, so you will earn a salary. This is usually paid weekly or monthly and set by your employer. The amount earned will depend on the industry you work in, the level you study and the company you work for.
However, apprenticeship wages are ruled by the government, and a national minimum wage is set each year. As an employee, you may also receive staff benefits such as holiday pay.