Apprenticeships are open to those over 16 who are straight out of school, have been working for years, or are looking to start a new career. All you have to do is reside in England and not be enrolled in a full-time course of study, so the good news is you can get an apprenticeship at 16.
Apprentices get off-the-job training, usually on a day-release basis, to work towards a nationally recognised certificates. Anyone over 16, residing in England, and not enrolled in full-time study is eligible to apply.
Apprenticeships may range from one to five years in length, depending on the degree of the apprenticeship, the apprentice’s capabilities, and the kind of work. All apprentices must be paid the national minimum wage.