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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 £3.50 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