There are two obvious benefits to an apprenticeship. The first is that it gives vital ‘hands-on’ practical experience to ambitious young people looking to pursue a career in a specific industry. Secondly, apprentices are employed and earn a salary. This means no student debt and no fees to pay.
Pay will be set at or above the National Minimum Wage. This will be set by the employer and varies depending on the type of apprenticeship. Some will pay significantly more than others if the role is a specialism.
Apprentices are also provided with the standard benefits that come with most other jobs, such as at least 20 days paid annual leave and bank holidays (unless the role specifically requires work on these days).
Apprenticeships are nationally-recognised qualifications that are valued by employers and universities. A Higher Apprenticeship is equivalent to some university-level qualifications and can be used as a means to progress to a foundation degree, HNC/D or full honours degree in a subject relevant to the apprenticeship achieved.
apprentices are employed and earn a salary. This means no student debt and no fees to pay.