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Apprentice

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Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

An apprentice will:

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Name Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C
Advanced 3 2 A level passes
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Who can apply

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:

At any one time there are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies available online in a variety of careers and industries across England. Visit gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.
You can search by keyword (job role, occupation type or apprenticeship level) and by location.
Once the right job comes up, you can simply register on the website and follow the step by step instructions to apply for the role.

The apprenticeship YouTube channel has useful hints and tips on applying plus other videos on
apprenticeships, visit YouTube and search apprenticeships/NAS.

Not quite ready for an apprenticeship or job? You could try a traineeship with a local employer to gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to improve their English and Maths, if needed. Visit gov.uk/find-traineeship for more information or to apply for traineeship opportunities.

Apprenticeship helpline
nationalhelpdesk@apprenticeships.gov.uk
Telephone: 0800 015 0400
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Pay and conditions

An apprentice is entitled to the National Minimum Wage. Check here for ehe current minimum wage rate.

They must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age.

Funding

Find out about Apprenticeship funding and how it works

Hours apprentices are paid for

Apprentices  must be paid for:

Holidays

At least 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

Use the holiday calculator to check holiday entitlement for apprentices.

There is more information about apprenticeships here.

The Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service

HABS

The Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service Humber Apprenticeship Brokerage Service (or HABS, for short) can tell you everything you need to know about apprenticeships in the Humber. 

HABS offers a single point of contact for all your apprenticeship needs. There are 1500 job roles covered by an apprenticeship and they can help with every single one. Providing impartial, free of charge support for your business.

HABS tell you everything you need to know about apprenticeships but we won’t drown you in information. Instead we’ll listen, we’ll answer any questions you have and we’ll share information that is relevant.

HABS is for both employers and people looking to start an apprenticeship.

HABS work in partnership with the Humber LEP.

Visit the HABS WEB site.