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&AWhat 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.How 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 long does it take to complete an apprenticeship?
Lasting a minimum of 12 months, apprenticeships can take up to four years to complete. It depends on the level of the apprenticeship, the ability of the apprentice and the industry sector. An intermediate apprenticeship (Level 2) usually takes 12 to 18 months to complete, whereas an advanced apprenticeship (Level 3) takes around 24 months.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.What makes a good apprentice?
Being an apprentice is the same as working as an employee in a business. There are different skills and attributes that each company will be looking for in candidates which will also be linked to job role. An ability to fit in, as well as personality, will go a long way to determining whether a candidate is right for an apprenticeship vacancy.
Apprenticeships have moved on a lot in the last decade or so. If a candidate has the drive and determination to succeed – and they’d like to earn a wage while working towards a rewarding, lifelong career – they’re likely to be a good apprenticeship candidate.Read More Q&A
Apprenticeships we deliver....
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Performing Manufacturing Operations
- Team Leading and Supervisor