What is an apprenticeship?
Will I get paid?
|Age||From 1 April 2018 (current) rate per hour||From April 2017 rate per hour|
|25 and over (National Living Wage)||£7.83||£7.50|
|21 and over||£7.38||£7.05|
|18 to 20||£5.90||£5.60|
(all apprentices under age 19 AND any apprentice, regardless of age, in first year of apprenticeship)
You can find information on the NMW of earlier years on the GOV.UK website.
Is there an age restriction?
Different types of apprenticeships
- Intermediate: Level 2 is equivalent to studying for up to 5 GCSEs
- Advanced: Level 3 is equivalent to studying for 2 A levels
- Higher: Level 4,5 is equivalent to Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree
- Degree: Level 6 and 7 is equivalent to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
Benefits of undertaking an apprenticeship
- It is an opportunity for you as a learner to see if the job/role is right for you. Prospective employers value on the job work experience gained and your chances of furthering your career are enhanced
- Apprenticeships are funded, this means you will not have to apply for student loan to pay for your training course
- You can go into highly skilled jobs as you advance in your further in your training and experience
- Helps you to boost your confidence and the opportunity to stand out at the interview and selection process
- You can complete a Degree apprenticeship with your employer
Why chose Pier Training
Pier Training has been working with various large employers as a preferred supplier of work based learning. We work closely with our client’s recruitment department who will be keen to hear from you. If you wish to explore available apprenticeship opportunities with our clients then please complete the expression of interest form in ‘contact us’ section, alternatively you can also send you CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01217400429.