To get your career started, you usually need a combination of experience and qualifications. An apprenticeship gives you both by combining on the job training with study (usually one day a week) meaning you can earn while you learn. With some apprenticeships you can even get a degree.

It usually takes between one and four years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which level you take.  Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries and many high quality, prestigious  companies offer them.

If you have no work experience on your CV or you would like to get a taster of a particular job or industry, you might like to consider work experience first.

How much can you earn?

The current minimum wage for apprentices aged 16-18 is £3.70 per hour.  The same applies if you are age 19 and over and in the first year of your apprenticeship.  After this you are entitled to the National Minimum Wage which is £5.90 per hour.  However, many employers pay more than this.

Pay is dependent on the industry, location and type of apprenticeship.  For example some higher apprenticeships can pay as much as £500 per week.

Useful Links

Please click on the links below to find out more:-

How to find an apprenticeship
What is an apprenticeship?
Useful Documents

A guide to apprenticeships: 

A Guide To Higher And Degree Apprenticeships 

A Parents’ Guide To Apprenticeships 

The A-Z Of Higher And Degree Apprenticeships 

Army apprenticeships

Useful Websites

Local Apprenticeship providers

The Source at Meadowhall

CTS Training
Construction Skills
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
Babington Business College
NHS Jobs



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