Apprenticeship FAQ – Part 2
Here are 6 of your frequently asked questions answered by one of our digital marketing apprentices!
1. What are the benefits of choosing an apprenticeship?
-Earning a salary while still learning
-Excellent progression opportunities
-Experience of a real working environment
-Learn valuable life long skills
-Learning at a pace suited to you with the support of a mentor
-Gain official certification of skills equivalent to qualifications ranging from level 2 to degree level
Visit the gov.uk website for the benefits of hiring an apprentice – https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/employers/benefits-of-hiring-apprentice
2. How much money will I get paid?
All apprentices receive at least the national apprenticeship minimum wage in the first year, however some employers may choose to pay you more.
3. How long do apprenticeships last for?
Depending on the apprenticeship you choose, apprenticeships typically range from one year to four years.
Visit our apprenticeship page to see what apprenticeships we can offer you and their duration – http://www.oracletrainingsolutions.co.uk/apprenticeships/
4. Will I be guaranteed a job at the end of my apprenticeship?
No, unfortunately no one is guaranteed a job at the end, however government data has shown that 90% of apprentices stay in employment after their apprenticeship ends which is a huge amount!
5. How many hours will I work?
This all depends on the employer and the apprenticeship that you choose to do.
6. Do I have to be aged between 16-24 to do an apprenticeship?
No, commonly apprentices are between this age group as apprenticeships are seen as an alternative to university. However there is no upper age limited for apprenticeships. In fact it is becoming common practise now for employers to train up existing members of staff through the apprenticeship route to help further their career development.
For any other requirements you’re unsure about, visit the Institute for Apprenticeship website for more information – https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/?
If you have any further questions you can contact us here- http://www.oracletrainingsolutions.co.uk/contact-us/ or you can read our first apprenticeship FAQ blog here – http://www.oracletrainingsolutions.co.uk/2020/12/apprenticeships-faq/