Apprenticeships, get the facts*
- Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees.
- Apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.
- Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
- Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply to become an apprentice.
- Research shows that the average salary for an apprentice is £170 per week.
- As an employee you will be in employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job.
- Employers all over the country recognise and value apprenticeships, as they demonstrate that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.
- There are over 100,000 employers offering apprenticeships in more than 160,000 locations across the UK, and there are more than 200 different types of apprenticeships available offering over 1,200 job roles.
- As your skills develop, your pay will increase accordingly. You may also get additional money for essential books, clothing or equipment, or to help you with a disability.