Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of getting work-based
training. You'll do real jobs for real employers, training on the
job and earning while you learn.
Apprenticeships are open to anyone over 16, whether
you're leaving school, want to start a new career or moving
into a new role with your existing employer that requires new
Find an apprenticeship
If you can't find an apprenticeship that's right for you,
Supporting young people
We have undertaken a project to support vulnerable young people
into apprenticeships, with employers across the county from both
the public and private sector. The project is aimed at those
who will struggle most to access education, training or
employment. There are 80 places on offer, 20 of which will be
within the authority itself.
Contact us to find out more.
Contact us for advice
If you need to chat to someone you can contact us
Calling: 0800 10 18 224
Or visit The
National Careers Service website for general information.
Benefits of apprenticeships
Benefits of being an apprentice include:
- earning a salary
- getting paid holidays
- receiving training
- gaining qualifications
- learning job-specific skills.
Read our week in the life of an apprentice blog.
Rates of pay for apprentices
You start earning from day one. Your employer must pay you no
less than £2.65 per hour.
The average wage for an apprentice is about £170 a week, and for
some jobs £210.
Length of apprenticeships
Most apprenticeships take between 1 and 4 years to complete.