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What is an Apprenticeship?An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn, gaining valuable skills, competence and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity. Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)
Eligibility and FundingThe government has highlighted the importance of training to develop the country’s skills base and competitiveness. As a result of this it has allocated funding to support training for eligible candidates.
EligibiltyYou can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you will need to be: 16 or over by the end of the acedemic year Living in England Not in full-time education You must be a resident in the EU for three or more years You must not have completed the same apprenticeship
FundingFull funding is available for apprentices aged between 16 and 18, your employer will also receive a £1,000 government incentive payment If you are 19+ and your employer has an annual pay bill over £3 million, then they will pay for the full cost of your course through their Levy If you are 19+ and your employer has a pay bill less than £3 million each year then your employer will pay a small 10% co-investment towards your course
National Apprenticeship Wage
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Higher||4, 5||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6, 7, 8||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree|
Equivalent educational level
|Higher||4 and 5||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6, 7 and 8||Bachelor’s or Master’s degree|
Subcontracting Fees and Charges Policy
The policy applies to all supply chain activity supported with funds supplied by the Education Skills Funding Agency or any successor organisations.
To see the full policy visit the Subcontracting Fees and Charging Policy
Apprenticeship Starts under 19
Apprenticeship starts in 2017/18
starts on apprenticeship standards
starts on apprenticeship Framework
online apprenticeship applications
apprenticeships listed on find an apprenticeship /month
During the Apprenticeship ETS will: