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Apprenticeship FAQS

Q: Are there any entry requirements for an apprenticeship?

A: There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Q: What is the apprenticeship wage?

A: The current Apprenticeship wage is £4.30 per hour. Apprentices are entitled to this rate if they are aged under 19 OR aged 19 or over and are in the first year of their Apprenticeship.

Q: How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

A: You can apply direct via the find an apprenticeship website, through our website or by contacting the team on or 01757 211097.

Q: Will I get a qualification at the end of it?

A: Some of the apprenticeship standards include a mandatory qualification however all of our apprentices will receive a certificate of completion after sitting their end point assessment.

Q: Do I need to attend college?

A: Some of the apprenticeships mean attending college for day/block release and others are delivered fully work-based. The team can advise further on this.

Q: Do I need to find my own employer or will college?

A: The team can offer support and guidance with searching for employers and applying for apprenticeships, however it would be advantageous to find your own employer where possible.

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