An apprenticeship is a kind of work-based training, combining training with real-world work. As an apprentice, you'll work a paid job with a company in the area you want to work in, whilst also working towards a qualification. Read on to find out more...
- Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
- Arts, Media and Publishing
- Business, Administration and Law
- Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
- Education and Training
- Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
- Health, Public Services and Care
- Information and Communication Technology
- Leisure, Travel and Tourism
- Retail and Commercial Enterprise
Pay can vary, but all employed apprentices must receive a minimum of £3.50 per hour. Average pay is £170 per week.
If you have a degree, you may not be eligible for funding and your employer will have to pay for your training costs.
Finally, there are some limits to the areas you can study compared to full-time education.
For apprenticeships above intermediate level, you may need to have completed a level 2 qualification - the level of qualification you would get by doing an intermediate apprenticeship in the same area.