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What is an Apprenticeship?

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What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine study towards a qualification with paid work in a real job, allowing the apprentice to develop the skills your business needs.

Apprenticeships are suitable for newly recruited staff into your business or for ‘upskilling’ existing staff. There have been a number of changes over the last few years, which has opened up a wide range of opportunities for employers and apprentices to train for a variety of careers that would previously have been inaccessible.

  • Apprentices are employees, with the same rights as other staff, including annual leave
  • Apprenticeships can be full-time or part-time.
  • Anyone over the age of 16 can be an apprentice, with no upper age limit.

Page last reviewed: November 8, 2021

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