Apprenticeship FAQ’s – your questions answered

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s that question everyone asks and unfortunately, we can’t answer that for you.

What we can offer you though is a free and exciting option to gain qualifications, skills and experience all whilst earning a wage. What we can offer you is an apprenticeship.

Our award-winning apprenticeship programmes give you the opportunity to earn a wage whilst gaining an accredited qualification in a career of your choice.

We know how hard it can be deciding on your future career, that is why we thought we would make it that little bit easier by putting together some frequently asked questions about our work-based apprenticeships.

Q: Am I too old to do an apprenticeship?

A: You can never be too old to do an apprenticeship. Our apprenticeships are available for individuals of any age from 16 upwards.

Q: Does the training or qualification cost money?

A: Our apprenticeships are completely free to you!

Q: Do I earn a wage whilst I train?

A: You still earn a wage like any other staff member and although sometimes apprenticeships wages can be slightly lower, a lot of the time it is more than you think!

Q: Do I still receive company benefits such as holiday and a pension?

A: As an apprentice you still receive all the same benefits as all other staff members. This includes paid annual leave an access to a pension scheme.

Q: Is it a real qualification?

A: All our apprenticeships are equal to other qualifications such as GCSE’s and A Levels. They are accredited by highly rated awarding bodies such as City & Guilds and are widely recognised and respected by employers.

Q: I’ve already done some qualifications; can I still do an apprenticeship?

A: With some exceptions, most people will still be eligible to complete and apprenticeship, even if you have previously received other qualifications. Great news if you are looking for a career change!

Q: I have no qualifications; can I still do an apprenticeship?

A: There are no specific qualifications required for an apprenticeship. However, occasionally employers may ask you to have some basic qualifications such as Maths and English before beginning your apprenticeship with them.

Q: What if I have additional needs or just need support?

A: We support and accommodate all individuals if you have an additional need or disability. A designated training officer will be there for you every step of the way and ensure you are able to study at your own pace and achieve your career goals.

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