Apprenticeships are a great route for entering the word of work and gaining training, skills and experience in the workplace whilst also earning money along the way.
There’s an apprenticeship for every industry and job that a candidate is interested in, and it’s also now possible to progress to a degree-level apprenticeship.
Below are just a few of the questions we’ve answered 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 people apply for apprenticeships?
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 candidates do all they can to stand out and the online application is the first place to start.How can an apprentice progress afterwards?
Once an apprentice has finished their apprenticeship, they’ll be a much better position to progress in their career. With an apprenticeship under their belt, they can use this experience to work their way up the career ladder and achieve their ambitions. Apprentices may even decide to progress to embark on a degree-level apprenticeship and continue their learning.
Many apprentices receive a pay rise after completing their apprenticeship.Are there different levels of apprenticeship?
There are different levels of apprenticeships:
- Intermediate apprenticeship (Level 2) - apprentices gain the equivalent of five GCSEs at grades A-C.
- Advanced apprenticeship (Level 3) - apprentices gain the equivalent of two A-Levels.
- Higher apprentices (Level 4-5) – apprentices gain the equivalent of a Foundation Degree.
- Degree apprenticeship (Levels 6-7) – apprentices gain a degree-level apprenticeship, helping to build the high-level technical skills needed for the jobs of the future.
This varies. Some employers require Maths and English GCSE, but others are happy for learners to have, or work towards, Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT - which we are here to help with. However, the most important requirement is that learners are reliable, keen to learn and able to work with others.What will an apprentice 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 an apprentice is given.
However, there’s a National Minimum Wage for apprentices under 19 or in their first year of an apprenticeship. If an apprentice is aged 19 or over and past the first year of their apprenticeship, they’ll be entitled to the National Minimum Wage rate that applies to their age.Read More Q&A
Apprenticeships we deliver....
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Healthcare Support Services
- Performing Manufacturing Operations
- Team Leading and Supervisor
- Warehousing and Storage