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- What is an apprenticeship?
- How do I find out about apprenticeship opportunities?
- What types of apprenticeships are there?
- If I change employers, do I have to restart my apprenticeship?
- If I have a degree - can a university graduate do an apprenticeship?
- What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?
- Do I have to pay National Insurance
- Do I get paid?
- I've already got a job - can I still do an apprenticeship?
- Do I have to pay anything to become an apprentice?
- How long does an apprenticeship take to complete?
- What is a Framework?
- What are employment rights as an apprentice?
- Do I choose where to work?
- How do I find out about apprenticeship vacancies?
- What is the apprentice National Minimum wage rate?
An apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go.
Earning while learning
Improving your skills
Excellent opportunities to progress within the industry, whenever looking to study or climb the ranks within the workplace
Increase your future earning potential by completing the qualifications
Support by a mentor will be given to help the individual learn at a pace suited to them
You can contact us at a centre near you to find our more about the current vacancies we have available or alternatively look at our live vacancies on our Home Page.
Key Training offer two types of apprenticeships you can apply for depending on your current skills and qualifications.
Intermediate Level 2 and Advanced Level 3
The core components for intermediate and advanced apprenticeships are:
A nationally recognised vocational qualification
Functional skills, (e.g. Literacy, numeracy and ICT
A technical certificate such a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to your specific apprenticeship
Other professional qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular job.
If I change employers, do I have to restart my apprenticeship?
If I have a degree - can a university graduate do an apprenticeship?
You can do an apprenticeship, but you will not be eligible for funding - Your employer would have to pay your training costs.
What are the advantages of an apprenticeship?
You will work better and more effectively
It will set you up to move into new and better jobs
You experience new and different challenges
You improve your skills and knowledge which are is recognised and it helps you gain a quicker qualification
Your skills and knowledge can be used across a range of jobs and industries
Do I have to pay National Insurance?
Do I get paid?
All employed apprentices will receive a wage. The current 'apprentice National Minimum wage; is currently £3.50 per hour*. However, Key Training recommends that all employers pay a minimum of £150 per week. - This is higher than the National Minimum Apprenticeship wage.
I've already got a job - Can I still do an apprenticeship?
Do I have to pay anything to become an apprentice?
How long does an apprenticeship take to complete?
Depending on the apprenticeship programme you undertake, it will take up to 12 months to complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship. However, you can complete it by the end of the 12 months agreement. If you would like to undertake a Level 3 or another Level 2 NVQ, you can once you have completed your first Apprenticeship programme.
What is a Framework?
A framework is a general plan of what you are going to do and achieve in your chosen apprenticeship programme.
What are employment rights as an apprentice?
Do I choose where to work?
Accepting a job offer from an employer for a apprenticeships role will be your decision. You need to apply for our vacancies and go through the Key Training recruitment process and you will be asked to attend an interview with an employer (you choose the roles you think it would be suitable for you) and if successful, you will be offered a position.
How do I find out about apprenticeship vacancies?
You can find our vacancies by clicking here - It will direct you to the home screen where you can find out our live vacancies. Alternatively you may call a centre nearest to you and speak to a Recruitment Consultant who will be able to help you through the application process.
What is the apprentice National Minimum wage rate?
All apprentices must receive the appropriate national minimum wage (£3.50 for under 19 and first year apprentices, £5.60 for 19 and 20 year olds and £7.05 for those aged 21 and over).
Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage rate does not apply to Higher Apprenticeships.