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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can Apply to be an apprentice.

Earn while you learn

All apprentices must receive the appropriate national minimum wage (£3.30 for under 19 and first year apprentices, £5.30 for 19 and 20 year olds and £6.70 for those aged 21 and over). [11] Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage rate does not apply to Higher Apprenticeships.

Great future prospects

After finishing, 100% of our apprentices stay in employment. This compares to the national average where 85% of apprentices will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer. [5]

A third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibility in their job. [5] Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications. [13] 


Increased earning potential

Research shows that those who achieve an Intermediate Apprenticeship earn on ave. £48,000-£74,000 more over their lifetime & Advanced Apprentices earn £77,000-£117,000 more.

A real job

All apprentices should work for at least 30 hours a week, apart from in exceptional circumstances. [7] Over 150,000 employers are offering Apprenticeships in more than 200,000 locations.[2] Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher (degree) level, covering more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles, from engineering to business administration via logistics and many more.

 

Apprenticeship Breakdown

Sources 

[2] NAS data.
[5] Evaluation of Apprenticeships for Learners, BIS, May 2012
[7] NAS Quality Statement http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/News-Media/Latest-News/Article152.aspx  
[11] https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
[13] ICM Employers Research, 2013