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What is an Apprenticeship


An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go. Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete and cover 1500 job roles in a wide range of industries, from things like engineering to finance advice, veterinary nursing to accountancy.


Key benefits to the young person:


• Earning a salary

• Training in the skills employers want

• Work experience

• Qualification

• Excellent progression opportunities whether looking to study further

   or climb the ranks within the workplace

• Increased future earning potential. Apprentices enjoy marked salary

   increases when they complete their training


Key benefits to the employer:


• An Apprenticeship will ensure that your employee (apprentice) is

    trained to perform the job you need them to do.

• As the employer you can potentially receive government funding.




A grant of £1,500 is available to businesses with up to 1000 employees to recruit an apprentice aged 16-24 who is currently not in full time education. The grant is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people aged 16-18 and is part funded for those aged 19-24. Businesses must not have recruited an apprentice in the last 12 months and must commit to take on the apprentice for a minimum of a year or for the length of the Apprenticeship, whichever is greater.



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