Frequently asked questions about Apprenticeships
Published: 13 Apr 2016 By Apprenticeships
Here are some frequently asked questions about Apprenticeships:
Q What is an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are a brilliant way of gaining qualifications and work-place experience. As an employee you can earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the work place that will really help you in your future career.
Q What are the entry requirements for an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships have different entry requirements, however the most important requirements are:
- You must be living in England and be aged 16+
- You must not be in full time education.
- If you don’t have good grades in GCSE English and maths you will need to take a literacy and numeracy test.
Q Do I get paid during an Apprenticeship?
Yes, you do. The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is now £3.30 per hour. As skills develop, many employers tend to increase wages; research has shown that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week.
**To search and apply for Apprenticeship and Traineeship vacancies, log on to www.apprenticeships.gov.uk. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to create an account and start the application process - it’s very simple to do! If you registered on the old apprenticeship website, you’ll need to register on this new site.
If you need further help with this, you can contact your Employability Adviser or contact the Apprenticeship Helpdesk on 0800 0150400.