Key Facts about apprenticeships

An apprenticeship will take a minimum of one year to complete. Many people will then go on to an apprenticeship at the next level of study, or into a job with the employer.

Apprenticeships have entry criteria just like full time courses, so you may need certain grades in Maths and English before being able to start.

Minimum wage for an apprenticeship is £5.28 per hour up to 19 but many employers will pay more than this and the average apprenticeship wage is around £200 per week.

Applying for an apprenticeship is the same as applying for a job. It’s a competitive process, you don’t know who else is applying for the same position, and it may take a lot of effort!

A Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship is the same level of study as GCSEs.

A Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is the same level of study as A Levels.