What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a great way to kick-start your career. Although, the minimum wage for an apprenticeship may be lower, your prospects of higher earning can be accelerated. Also, don't forget, you don't get paid to be at college or sixth form.
An apprenticeship is a job with an accredited apprenticeship standard alongside. You can do an apprenticeship, once you've finished Year 11 (the last Friday in June of Year 11). There is no upper age limit.
As an apprentice, you are an employee. You have the same employment rights and responsibilities as any other employee in the organisation. In most cases, you will work at least 30 hours a week.
All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training, leading to industry recognised standards. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice's ability and competence in their job role.