About Apprenticeships

About Apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships enable you to enter the world of work, earn a wage and learn new skills whilst working towards a nationally recognised qualification.

An apprenticeship is a mixture of both on the job training and classroom based training, which enable you to develop the skills you need for your chosen career.

Apprentices will work full time for an employer (minimum 30 hours per week), attending college one day a week on day release.

The apprenticeship programme will be funded by employers and/or the government - apprentices do not pay for their apprenticeship training.

An apprenticeship is not easier than being a full time student in college.

Apprentices have to work full time and study to gain their qualifications at the same time, so they need to be committed and willing to work hard.

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