An Apprenticeship with YH Training Services

Staying in education doesn’t mean staying on at school or going to College. You can start an Apprenticeship from age 16.

A YH Apprenticeship is the ideal opportunity for people who are motivated to get a job and gain the skills employers are looking for. In the past 12 months over 450 young people fulfilled their potential and started a career with us

With an Apprenticeship you’ll be training and working towards a qualification relevant to your role which will allow you to fulfil your potential and develop your career, depending on your progression, you could end up with University credits without the University debt.

With YH an Apprenticeship is all about YOU ….
We work with YOU to ensure WE find the right employer to support YOU through the qualification and to continue to progress YOU further.

How Apprenticeships Work

An Apprenticeship is where you are an employee, getting paid and undertaking a qualification relevant to the position you are working in.


An Apprenticeship is made up of three key elements:-

  • Vocation qualification – NVQ which includes on-the-job training, sector specific  and relevant to the role you are undertaking
  • Technical Certificate,  which is a key component of the qualification providing extensive knowledge in your chosen area of study.
  • Functional Skills: English, Maths and IT where required,  up to Level 2

Vocational Qualification

You will be provided with the skills, knowledge and training by both YH and the employer specific to your role, where you will learn the necessary skills and knowledge and build up a portfolio of work and evidence. this will be both on and off the job training and will be tailored to meet the requirements of your job.

Technical Certificate

A key component of the qualification. It focuses on the knowledge and understanding that underpins your qualification and really concentrates on the theory side; thereby providing extensive knowledge in your chosen area.

Functional Skills

These are the core elements of English, maths and ICT that provide individuals with the skills and abilities they need to operate confidently, effectively and independently at work.

A good quality Apprenticeship takes a minimum of 12 months and up to 15 months to complete.


Your training is individually planned and delivered to you and your employer’s requirements.


Your first Apprenticeship will usually be an Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2). You will be able to progress to higher levels on completion, subject to your position within the company at that time.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, you have to stay in education which is different, you have the choice to go to 6TH Form, College or undertake a Traineeship or Apprenticeship. With an Apprenticeship you’ll be working and earning while you gain your qualification. If you’re not ready to go straight into employment, then join us on Traineeship where we’ll provide you with the skills that employers are looking for, together with work experience.
If you’re aged 16 to 18, not in employment and want to be an Apprentice, we’ll assist you to secure Apprentice employment using our Match Me service
If you’re already in employment we can offer you an Apprenticeship specific to the role you are performing subject to the agreement of your employer.
Yes if your employer agrees then we can provide the training relating to the role you’re performing.
Apprenticeships are gold standard qualifications designed by employers for employers. They are a combination of on-the-job and off-the-job learning which means you earn while you learn, gain new skills, qualifications and kickstart a great career.

They key elements are:-

Vocation qualification – NVQs :
On-the-job training, a sector specific course relevant to the role you are undertaking
Functional Skills: English, Maths and IT where required up to Level 2
Employment rights and responsibilities

If you like the sound of being paid to learn then you should enrol onto one of our Apprenticeships. With fierce competition for jobs there is never a better time to apply. You’ll receive accredited qualifications without sitting in a class room all week, on-the-job training, paid holidays and widen your opportunities for progression. In addition you can avoid the debt associated with going to university.
A good quality Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level2) takes a minimum of 12 months to complete and can last up to 15 months depending on the individual needs of the Apprentice. An Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) takes 18-24 months.
We don’t have a set start date, they start at anytime during the year depending on the availability of the employers we are working with at the time.
We work with employers all year round across Yorkshire and the Humber securing Apprenticeship employment in a wide range of both job and geographical areas. Check out the current vacancies. (link to vacancies)
Different Apprenticeships require different qualifications as some employers may request specific grades and others not. The main requirement is that you are over 16 years of age, living in the UK and are not in full time education.
You will start to earn from day one of your Apprenticeship. All apprentices must receive a minimum wage of no less than £2.73 per hour, rising to £3.50 per hour from October 2015. Many employers we work with choose to pay more. Based on this you will earn a minimum of over £400 (or £550 from 1st October 2015) a month. As your skills and knowledge develop during the course of your Apprenticeship, it is usual for employers to increase your accordingly.
Yes, a minimum of 20 days holiday per year plus bank holidays. Depending on what benefits your employer offers to other employees, you may also get free healthcare, life insurance, pension etc.
In some instances you can claim such benefits as child tax credits, you would need to check with
All employees aged 16 or over pay tax and national insurance dependant on their earning, please check with
If your employer may have a company health policy in place to pay you a higher rate of sickness benefit, if not then you may be entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP) which will be paid to you by your employer. See more at
No, we work with employers to secure employment. You will be employed by the employer you are working for and have a contract of employment with.
The Training Provider will support you with your development in your new role and also ensure you have the knowledge and skills to achieve your qualifications. This could include collating evidence during discussions, observing you doing your job, asking you to write about what you do in your job plus there are many other ways too. At the beginning the visits from your Trainer maybe more frequent, but eventually they will be about 1 visit a month
Your Apprenticeship is a partnership between you the apprentice, your employer and the Training Provider. Together you will receive the necessary support and training so that you can develop your skills and knowledge in the job. Your employer will be involved with your reviews, highlighting the areas of the job you do really well as well as agreeing with you and the Trainer what areas you still need to develop.
The majority of the positions secured by YH with employers are for full time permanent positions, which are dependent on the performance of the Apprentice during their Apprenticeship. Employers don’t want to have to spend additional time and effort re-recruiting an Apprentice each time one completed their Apprenticeship. They want to develop that young person’s talents, skills and knowledge further to grow within the business. The national Apprenticeship Service found that 32% of former Apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of completing their Apprenticeship.

There are some employers however who are unable to guarantee a position at the end of the Apprenticeship period, however should a job arise, you would be in the ideal position to apply.

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