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If you wish to contact the school about any aspect of our careers programme you should contact the careers lead – Richard Salter email@example.com
An apprenticeship gives you hands-on experience, a salary and the opportunity to train while you work. All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in loads of different industries.
An apprenticeship is a real job. It’s a way to:
By successfully completing your apprenticeship, you’ll have gained the confidence and skills needed to progress in your chosen career. Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and organisations, from local businesses to large national brands
All apprenticeships help forge a long term career path and the possibility for higher earnings. Pay is dependent on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship – for example, some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week.
Many employers choose to pay substantially more than the apprenticeship minimum wage, which is £3.50 per hour for those aged 16 to 18 (rising to £3.70 per hour from April 2018). The same applies if you’re 19 and over and in the first year of your apprenticeship – after that you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage
Remember, if you complete a higher or degree apprenticeship, you’ll have no university debts: you’ll have been earning for the length of your apprenticeship with no tuition fees.
Many apprentices are school leavers and young people, but there is no upper age limit. If you’re over 16, living in England and not in full time education then an apprenticeship could be perfect for you.
Apprenticeships are available across a huge range of industries, whether it’s law, engineering, nursing or design. The levels of apprenticeship on offer range from level 2 (equivalent to GCSE) right up to higher and degree apprenticeships – there’s bound to be one that’s right for you.