An apprenticeship helps you gain all the skills you need to succeed in your career and gives you real insight and experience into your industry and job role. What’s more you get paid and you gain a nationally recognised apprenticeship to add to your CV.
*Existing staff who begin an apprenticeship will obviously retain their current salary, terms and conditions.
The key benefits:
- You gain valuable workplace skills and experience.
- You work in a real job for a real employer.
- You are paid a salary and have a contract of employment*
- You achieve an apprenticeship recognised by employers.
- You get support from your colleagues and training organisation.
- It’s a career pathway that helps you achieve your goals.
- It’s something for your CV to show skills, achievements and work experience.
Once you’ve finished your apprenticeship, you’ll be a much better position to progress in your career and your skills and experience can help you to work your way up the career ladder and achieve your ambitions. You may even decide to progress to embark on a degree-level apprenticeship and continue your learning.
You’ll also be pleased to know that many apprentices receive a pay rise after completing their apprenticeship!
If you need some help producing your CV and applying for an apprenticeship, please get in touch with your your local YH centre.
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.Do I need English and Maths to be an apprentice?
This varies because each employer will look for a different set of qualifications. While some employers feel that asking for English and Maths GCSEs will help them to attract the right candidate for their role, others will allow you to work towards Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) as part of your apprenticeship.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.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, 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.Do I need to have a job to be an apprentice?
If you’re not in employment and want to be an apprentice, our team will help you to find the right opportunity with our Match-You service.Read More Q&A
What learners say
"When I left college I was unsure of what I wanted to do and I didn't want to go to University for the sake of going, so instead of applying for University I decide to apply for apprenticeships and I'm happy with that decision."Read More
Apprenticeships we deliver....
- Business Administration
- Customer Service
- Performing Manufacturing Operations
- Team Leading and Supervisor