Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed for current and future employees aged 16 or above. An Apprenticeship is an industry designed and recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships give you the flexibility and opportunity to learn real job skills in any career you are interested in through a programme that is tailored to you. You can do all of this while you earn a wage for the job you're learning to do.
As part of the programme, Apprentices will work towards achieving their Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.
The national minimum wage for an apprentice is £4.30 per hour. This applies to all new apprentices aged under 19 and to those aged 19 or over in the first year of their apprenticeship. Those apprentices aged 19 or over who have already completed a year of their apprenticeship will be entitled to be paid at least the national minimum wage appropriate to their age.
The apprenticeship wage is the minimum that an apprentice must be paid. Many employers will pay more than this wage and if your role is to be developed through further training then your salary is not likely to change as you become an apprentice.
The Apprenticeship programme is fully delivered within the workplace unless stated. Selby College currently offers Apprenticeships in the following areas:
- Business Administration
- Business Improvement Techniques
- Children and Young People
- Customer Service
- Food and Drink (Industry Skills)
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality and Catering
- Team Leading/ Management
*Each apprentice will be required to attend Selby College on day release.
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