What are the benefits?
- Apprenticeships give vital ‘hands-on’ practical experience to young people looking to pursue a career in a specific industry.
- Apprentices are employed and earn a salary. This means no student debt and no fees to pay.
- The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. Many employers prefer to pay more however, and research shows that the average salary is approximately £170 per week*.
- Apprentices are provided with the standard benefits that come with most other jobs, such as paid annual leave and bank holidays (unless the role specifically requires work on these days).
- Apprenticeships are nationally-recognised qualifications that are valued by employers and universities.
*Apprenticeship Pay Survey 2007