Apprenticeship Support for Job-Seekers

Apprenticeships give you the chance to learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst earning a wage. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. The rest of the training will be given by your training organisation; either in the workplace, or on day release to a college, a training provider or via e-learning.

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of qualification.

All apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and many employers pay significantly more. The current minimum
wage rate for an apprentice is £4.30 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over, who are
in their first year.

Your current skills and qualifications will form the starting point for your apprenticeship journey. Learners starting on an apprenticeship Level 2 can progress onto a Level 3 apprenticeship.

Depending on their qualifications, some learners, will commence the programme at Level 3 and then progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship. On completing an apprenticeship programme, there are plenty of options to enter skilled employment and further training or to progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship either part time or full time.

Intermediate Apprenticeship
Advanced Apprenticeship
Higher & Degree Apprenticeship
Level 2
Level 3
Levels 4,5,6,7
12 – 18 Months
18- 48 Months
24 Months +
Equivalent to 5 GCSE’s 4-9
Equivalent to 2 A-levels
Equivalent to foundation degree level +
Intermediate Apprenticeship
Level 2
12 – 18 Months
Equivalent to 5 GCSE’s 4-9
Advanced Apprenticeship
Level 3
18- 48 Months
Equivalent to 2 A-levels
Higher & Degree Apprenticeship
Levels 4,5,6,7
24 Months +
Equivalent to foundation degree level +

We appreciate that everyone is different and that the journey is different for everyone. That’s why we’ll always take the time to
work with you to develop a personal development plan, and why we’ll aim to place you within organisations that are motivated
to support you and give you appropriate, employment-focused training. Click here for more information on the different
apprenticeships we have available.