Who are apprenticeships for?

Apprenticeships are open to all age groups above 16 years old from school leavers to those seeking to start a new career.

You must be employed, but we may be able to help you with this process if you have not gained employment as yet.

What can I do an apprenticeship in?

There are lots of different types of apprenticeships. For a full list please click here.

How long does it take?

This depends on the type and level of apprenticeship you choose.

For example, an Electrical Installation Apprenticeship takes 3 and 1/2 years to complete; a Hairdressing or Business Administration Apprenticeship takes between 1 and 2 years to complete.

When can I start?

Most apprenticeships can start all year round, however; some start in September only.

How much will I be paid?

The minimum you can be paid is £3.30 per hour and many employers pay more than this.

What grades do I need?

You need to show you have the ability to complete the apprenticeship.

If you don’t have a Grade C or above in maths and English at GCSE , you will study maths and English Functional Skills as part of your apprenticeship.

Where will I study?

As an Apprentice you will build up your skills and knowledge at work. To gain your qualifications, you will either attend college one day a week or an assessor will visit you at work.

How do I get an apprenticeship?