Apprentices 'earn whilst they learn'. Many of your friends will be going to college and running-up debts, but you will be paid a wage whilst gaining qualifications.
As an apprentice your pay will depend on several things, including your age, how long you have been doing your Apprenticeship and sometimes the type of Apprenticeship you are doing. The minimum wage for apprentices, set by the government, is currently £3.50 per hour. However many Host Organisations choose to pay more than this.
The level of pay varies widely depending on the industry you are in and could be much higher if you have some previous work experience and/or skills to offer. Remember that SEAC is your employer and we pay your wages direct to you.
SEAC is responsible for your Apprenticeship and we will ensure you get the training you need. This will be delivered at a local college or by a private training provider and your 'Host Company'.
A training provider brings training to your workplace. They will visit regularly to assess your progress and to set targets and agree an action plan. They are experts in work-based training and will guide you through your NVQ/Diploma.
Your 'Host Company' provides on-the-job training, so you gain the necessary skills required for the NVQ/Diploma. They give you an induction into the company so you understand your role and know to work safely and effectively. They will appoint someone to be responsible for helping you throughout your training.
It depends on several things such as which Apprenticeship you choose. You will work at your own pace but the harder you work and the more effort you put in the quicker you will achieve. Typically, Apprenticeships last 1 to 4 years.
There are two levels of Apprenticeship; an 'Intermediate Apprenticeship' and an 'Advanced Apprenticeship'.
Intermediate Apprenticeships are usually shorter and contain an NVQ or Diploma at Level 2, whilst Advanced Apprenticeships include a more challenging NVQ or Diploma at Level 3.
Apprenticeships are not easy. You will need to be adaptable and committed and remain focused but it is worth it!
The first step is to register your interest here. We'll then get in contact with you and let you know what the next step will be.
SEAC operates a matching service where we match apprentices to suitable Host Companies. See our current apprenticeship vacancies here.
However, you are more likely to find a position if you actively search yourself. We recommend that you also contact companies you would like to work with. Letting them know you're keen and keeping in touch with them will ensure you remain in their minds when they recruit. We can give you some tips how to go about this.
Apprenticeships across the South East, South West, West Midlands and North West including Kent & Medway, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, East & West Sussex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Cambridge, Surrey, Suffolk, Norfolk, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire.
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