There are 200 different types of apprenticeships available in over 1200 job roles in the UK.
The government has promised funding for over 350,000 apprenticeships every year.
The National Minimum wage for apprenticeships is £4.15 per hour (April 2020) for apprentices aged 16-18 or those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship, however most employers pay more than the minimum wage and the average salary is closer to £170 a week. For national minimum wage please see www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprenticeships combine on the job training, with usually a day release to college or a training centre; some offer block placements over a week or two every so often. Training centres near to Scarborough include Derwent Training and Scarborough Tec.
Apprentices can gain professional and technical qualifications.
For an Intermediate apprenticeship you would be expected to work on your English and Maths if you haven’t gained a 4 at GCSE level, this is usually in the form of functional skills.
You get paid holiday, a minimum of 20 days a year plus bank holidays, and pension contributions like any other employee at the company.
You will work for a minimum of 30 hours a week.
There are three different types of apprenticeships:
You can apply for apprenticeship directly from company websites or register on apprenticeships.gov.uk to receive alerts and search for apprenticeships in your chosen area.
Many of our sponsor companies offer apprenticeships. To find out more look at the following links:
SUTC Apprenticeships Assembly
Apprenticeship parents’ guide
Writing a winning apprenticeships application
Apprenticeships guide for students