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What Apprenticeships Pay The Most

Apprenticeships have undeniably grown in popularity. There were 1.4 million applications for placements last year, a 32% increase over the previous year.

While the future seems bright, pay rates in specific industries, such as hairdressing, may be shockingly low. So if you’re wondering which apprenticeships pay the most, we’ve created a list of the top five highest-paying apprenticeships and the kind of opportunities available in each.

1. Management and Leadership of a Team – £9.11

Apprentices in Team Leadership and Management get the most significant pay, with an hourly salary of £9.11 on average. These apprenticeships, designed for people working as team leaders, floor managers, or trainee supervisors, may be used across various sectors and job sectors, offering highly transferable skills.

Students in the intermediate level learn how to assign and supervise a team’s work, resolve conflicts, manage projects, and agree on budgets. Advanced-level apprentices contribute to strategic decision-making, manage budgets, and actively lead teams.

2. Engineering – £7.03

Engineering apprentices may learn a broad range of skills and techniques or work in a highly specialised field, depending on the business. For example, trainees might spend their days spray painting a new sports car or dismantling a nuclear reactor – two very different jobs requiring exceptional physical and technical skills.

There are many engineering training programmes available in the automobile industry. For example, rolls Royce opened a new state-of-the-art Apprenticeship Academy in Derby in 2012.

3. Customer Service costs – £6.92

Customer service apprentices work on the front lines of a company, helping customers and ensuring that their inquiries and complaints are constructively and favourably handled.

The majority of apprenticeships in the sector are retail, banking, call centres, hotels, or sports and recreation. Duties differ depending on the industry, but all candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills and deal with people from all walks of life.

4. Electrotechnical services – £6.88 

Electrotechnical apprenticeships involve electrical equipment installation, maintenance, and repair, such as installing electrical systems inside a shopping mall or installing CCTV systems and designing, constructing, and establishing electrical systems on roadways.

Whether working for an electrical contractor or a company that offers electrical services, apprentices must have excellent practical skills, interpret technical drawings, and understand health and safety regulations.

5. Health and social care – £6.77 

Apprenticeships in the health and social care sector provide a foundation for health careers, such as working as a healthcare support worker or a healthcare assistant in hospitals, community settings, hospices, or private clinics. They also work in social care, helping the disabled, elderly, or have learning disabilities in their homes or communities.

Those who complete the Advanced Apprenticeship are well-prepared to continue their studies in nursing or midwifery.

Updated on August 30, 2022

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