A great option for people who want to set out in the word of work, apprenticeships allow people to gain the training, skills, experience that employers are looking for, whilst working and earning. This makes the apprenticeship route different to more conventional routes, like university, and your child can still progress towards a degree level qualification.
Also, have you also heard about the new Apprenticeship Levy? This will ensure that larger businesses invest in apprenticeships as part of their overall training plan.
Below are just a few of the questions we’ve answered that people interested in doing an apprenticeship might have but if you click to read more, then you’ll see that there are lots of questions about apprenticeships answered right here on our website.
Q&AHow do I apply for an apprenticeship?
Applying for an apprenticeship is like applying for any other job – and the YH Training team is here to help. With around 11 applications for every apprenticeship, it’s important that you do all you can to stand out and the online application is the first place to start.Does someone need to have a job to be an apprentice?
If they’re not in employment and want to be an apprentice, our team will help them to find the right opportunity with our Match-You service.How will I do my training?
There are different ways to complete the training that forms part of your apprenticeship and every apprenticeship is different but usually includes:
- On-the-job training<: developing your skills in the workplace by working with colleagues who will show you how to carry out certain tasks – either in formal, structured sessions or informal and unplanned learning.
- Off-the-job training<: learning and developing your skills and knowledge away from your place of work. You might need to access a computer to do some online learning or go to one of our training centres where you will learn in a classroom or workshop.
Lasting a minimum of 12 months, apprenticeships can take up to four years to complete. It depends on the level of the apprenticeship, your ability and the industry sector. An Intermediate Level 2 apprenticeship usually takes 12 to 18 months to complete, whereas an Advanced Level 3 takes around 24 months.What will I be paid?
Every employer offering an apprenticeship vacancy will decide what they want to pay their apprentices and this information will be set out in the job description. Like all jobs, salaries vary depending on job role, location, the sector it’s in and how much responsibility you’ll be given.
You’ll be pleased to know, however, that there’s a National Minimum Wage for apprentices. This is £3.70 per hour for apprentices under 19 or in their first year of an apprenticeship. If you’re aged 19 or over and past the first year of your apprenticeship, you’ll be entitled to the National Minimum Wage rate that applies to your age.Read More Q&A
What learners say
"I used to work in retail but a friend gave me some good feedback about YH Training Services, so I approached them for help finding an apprenticeship. It turned out the Hull centre was looking to recruit their own apprentice and in September 2016 I joined the team! Day to day I talk to customers, book exams and input learner information. I'm now working towards my Advanced apprenticeship."Read More
Apprenticeships we deliver....
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Junior Estate Agent Apprenticeship Standard (Level 2)
- Lean Manufacturing Operative
- Team Leading and Supervisor
What's going on?
Apprenticeship Minimum Wage Increase
The apprenticeship minimum wage Like a regular job, an apprenticeship also receives a wage which is also governed by a national minimum wage. The current minimum apprenticeship wage increased (April 2021) to £4.30 per hour. However the minimum wage for an apprentice can also depend on your age and the length of the apprenticeship, for […]Read More