Typically, an apprenticeship can last between 1 – 4 years depending on the qualification and the level you are working towards.
How much time you spend in the classroom will depend on the type of apprenticeship you are doing.
You are typically employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and learn both on the job and at one of our training facilities. This usually equates to spending 4 days at work and 1 day in the classroom. You will be allocated a Personal Assessor who will visit your place of work and provide feedback and support during your programme.
Each apprenticeship programme is assessed slightly differently through different methods such as:
Practical Assessments / Exams
Portfolio of Evidence
On & Off Job Training
End Point Assessment (Exams, Interviews and Presentations)
As an apprentice, you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage, however many employers choose to pay more than this or increase the rate after the employee has been within the company for a certain amount of time.
As an employee you are entitled to a minimum of 20 days per holiday year, in addition to Bank Holidays. Your employer may offer more than this or increase your entitlement once you have been there longer.
Developing apprentices can directly add value and build your business through improved quality and productivity and help to improve your businesses reputation for employing highly skilled staff.