Apprenticeships are a great route for entering the world 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 are apprenticeships?
An apprenticeship helps people to gain all the skills they need to succeed in their career and offers real insight and experience into their chosen industry and job role. What’s more, apprentices get paid and gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship to add to their CV.
There are apprenticeships for over 170 industries and 1500 job roles, so there are plenty of opportunities to consider.How old does an apprentice need to be?
If someone is aged 16 and above, they can become an apprentice.
Apprenticeships have changed a huge amount over this last decade or so and there are so many opportunities for people of all ages. They’re no longer just for school leavers.
Someone may have gone to university and decided it’s not for them, or they may be a mature worker who’s ready for a change; apprenticeships certainly aren’t just for people aged between 19 and 23!
Instead, they’re an ideal way for people to continue learning throughout life as they can now progress all the way up to degree level apprenticeships.How do apprentices do their training if they’re working?
There are different ways to complete the training that forms part of an apprenticeship and every apprenticeship is different but usually includes:
- On-the-job training: developing skills in the workplace by working with colleagues who will show apprentices how to carry out certain tasks – either in formal, structured sessions or informal and unplanned learning.
- Off-the-job training: learning and developing skills and knowledge away from the apprentice’s place of work. Apprentices might need to access a computer to do some online learning or go to one of our training centres where they can learn in a classroom or workshop.
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.Read More Q&A
Apprenticeships we deliver....
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Performing Manufacturing Operations
- Team Leading and Supervisor