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National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2020, kicked off on Monday, (3 Feb).

And for the first time, the week has been extended to include the weekend, providing everyone more time to get involved.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a great route into the world of work for people entering the job market, as well as employers. 

There are four main types:

-Foundation Apprenticeship


-Higher Apprenticeship

-Degree Apprenticeship

Different jobs will require individual levels of qualifications, some higher than others.

How long do Apprenticeships Last?

Typically 2 — 3 years, but depending on the level of qualification this may vary.  You are always going to learn while you’re working but not necessarily as an “apprentice”! 

What will I learn?

You’ll get the basics and more to set you up for the next phase of your job.  

Where would I Train?

There is no one set place where you’ll train.  It’s likely to be a combination of on the job or at the premises of work and then at a further education facility through the week or for a block of time.

What will I be paid?

Salaries will vary with some offering quite high wages even for apprenticeship positions. 

How can I secure an Apprenticeship?

You must be 16 or over and there is no upper age limit for apprenticeships.  And just like any other job, you need to apply for an apprenticeship.  


Here’s how you can get involved this year -

Begin your search for an apprenticeship today!