Apprenticeships are a great way to learn and there are lots of great benefits.

Earn while you learn

As an Apprentice you will be employed like every other employee in your company which includes receiving a wage and getting paid holiday. All employed Apprentices are entitled to a national minimum wage, however some employers may pay their apprentices more than this. The average Apprentice wage is £170 per week.

If you are aged over 19 and in the second year of your Apprenticeship you will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Find out more about National Minimum Wage.

Learn on the job gaining practical experience

Apprentices learn on the job and gain a vast amount of workplace experience. During your Apprenticeship you will build your skills and knowledge and gain an understanding of what it takes to become successful in that industry.

Support

Your employer will give you all the support you need whilst at work. They will ensure your training fits your goals and relate to the skills you need. We, as the training provider, will support your learning and can help with any issues that may arise.

Prospects

An Apprenticeship can be very demanding, as you will be combining work and learning, but it is very rewarding. After finishing, the majority of Apprentices (86%) will stay in employment, 67% of those with the same employers.

A real job with good long-term prospects
  • Apprentices earn, on average, £100,000 more than other employees in their lifetime
  • 86% of Apprentices, nationally, stay and progress in work after qualifying and 67% remain with the same employer.
  • There are more than 1500 Apprenticeship job roles covering more than 170 industries.
  • There are more than 800,000 Apprentices currently earning and learning.
  • On average 25 people per month secure Apprenticeship roles through Huntingdonshire Regional College.
  • Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged between 16 and 64.