Apprenticeships explained

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprentices earn a wage whilst working alongside more experienced staff, helping them gain job-specific skills, and is the ideal way to earn whilst they learn, combining elements of  education, training and employment.

Apprenticeships take an average 12 months to complete and the current minimum wage is £3.30 per hour with a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Why recruit an apprentice?

Apprentices work towards an industry recognised qualification

Apprentices give your business the competitive advantage to meet future demands and ensure you have the right skills available to you at the right time to meet the needs of your customers

Apprentices gain skills which are relevant to your business - it is tailor made training to suit your business needs

Apprentices can be award winning, several of our employers have been recognised for their commitment to the Apprenticeship programme

If you’re a small business, you may get a £1500 grant to help cover the cost of starting a new Apprentice aged 16 to 24 years old (contact for further information regarding eligibility)