Earning a salary – The minimum salary is £4.15 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.
Once an Apprentice completes their first year and if aged 19 or over, they are entitled to the minimum hourly rate of the national minimum wage for their age.
Paid holidays – An apprentice will be given at least 20 days’ paid holiday per year on top of bank holidays.
Gain qualifications – Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.
Learn job-specific skills – Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that build skills needed to do a job well.
Build CV – Apprenticeships train in the skills employers want, they give apprentices choices in their career. Adding new skills to CVs, these could include customer service, communications, team-work, leadership and many more.
No university debt – Universities are charging around £9000 a year fees, add in a maintenance loan, which could be a debt of £45000 PLUS before even starting work. An apprenticeship allows you to pursue a career while earning a salary!