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Everything You Need to Know About Apprenticeships!

Apprenticeships FAQ – Here we have laid out some of the answers to questions we frequently get regarding our Apprenticeships. However, if you can’t find the answer your looking for below please feel free to contact us on:

Call: 01254 354424 Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk 

How old do I have to be to be an Apprentice?
You must be aged 16-64 and have left full-time education.

What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a real job with training. You earn a wage whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

How much will I be paid as an Apprentice?
The minimum an Apprentice can be paid in their first year of an Apprenticeship regardless of age is £3.70 per hour. Many employers pay more than this.

How do I find an employer who will take me on as an Apprentice?
We will help you find an employer by sending your CV to companies we work with and match you to suitable vacancies. We also ask that you contact employers directly to seek an apprenticeship.

Will I get help with travel expenses to work/college?
If you are 16-18 and a full-time Apprentice it is likely you will get a free bus pass to use to travel to work and college. You can apply for this as soon as you start your apprenticeship.

How often will I need to come to college?
It depends on the Apprenticeship – it could be either one day per week, half a day per week or not at all as you would be fully in the workplace (each apprenticeship is different).

How many hours per week am I expected to work?
As an apprentice the minimum hours you can work per week are 30, if the working hours are less than 30 we can extend the term of the apprenticeship accordingly. The maximum being 40.

Will I be paid for attending college?
Yes, your employer must pay you for attending college.

What will I study when I am in college?
Normally you will study your diploma and if needed for your apprenticeship you may be required to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT along with Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

What are the entry requirements for an Apprenticeship?
Most apprenticeships require qualifications at Grades 4- 9 (A*- D). We do, however, consider all applicants individually and will assess your ability using the screening tool. Experience in the area is also desirable.

Click here to view all our apprenticeship vacancies.

How much will I have to pay an Apprentice?
The minimum an Apprentice can be paid in their first year of their Apprenticeship regardless of age is £3.70 per hour. Many employers pay more than this.

How long does an Apprenticeship take to complete?
Dependent upon the apprenticeship subject and level it can take anywhere between 12 and 24 months

How often will my apprentice need to come to college?
It depends on the Apprenticeship – it could be either one day per week, half a day per week or not at all – our apprenticeship team will go through this with you when you request your apprentice.

What will my apprentice study when in college?
Normally they would study for a diploma and if needed they may be required to complete Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT along with Employer Rights and Responsibilities. They will also work towards their NVQ for which our industry-trained assessors gather evidence in the workplace

Do I have to pay my apprentice whilst they are in college?
Yes

Will I have to pay my apprentice travel expenses to work/ college?
If your apprentice is 16-18 and a full time Apprentice it is likely that the college will provide a free bus pass to use to travel to work and college. Apprentices can apply for this as soon as they start there apprenticeship.

Do I pay my Apprentice holiday pay?
Yes. The legal minimum requirement is 20 days holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays although some employers may offer more than this.

What happens when my apprentice completes their apprenticeship?
Many apprentices remain with the company they have completed their apprenticeship with and would become a permanent member of staff or there is the option to continue with studies and complete a higher-level apprenticeship within your company.

Click here to view all our apprenticeship courses.

For more information on any of our current Apprenticeship jobs, contact us on:
Call: (01254) 354422 Text: 07515 996425 Email: apprenticeships@accross.ac.uk

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