Apprenticeships provide young people aged 16 and above and adult learners the chance to earn a living while learning an actual trade. It may take anything from one to four years to complete.
All apprenticeships follow a standardised curriculum. On the other hand, employers may provide extra content customised to their specific needs.
Most apprenticeships are offered in partnership with a training organisation (a college or learning provider).
Apprentices are often expected to work at least 30 hours each week. Therefore, if an apprentice’s apprenticeship programme is extended, their weekly hours may be reduced.
An apprentice must be paid a minimum wage. More information may be found on the GOV.UK website.