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How much will I be paid?

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 £4.30 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.

How do I get trained?

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'.

An apprenticeship 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 apprenticeship training.

How long is an Apprenticeship?

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.

Apprenticeships are at different levels from an “Intermediate Apprenticeship” at level 2 through to those that are more challenging - advanced, higher and degree apprenticeships at levels 3, 4, 5 and 6. BTECs, NVQs Diplomas and HNCs are examples of qualifications that may be included in an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are not easy. You will need to be adaptable and committed and remain focused but it is worth it!

How do I apply for a SEAC Apprenticeship?

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.

How can I find SEAC Apprenticeship vacancies?

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 an apprenticeship vacancy 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.

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"I started my apprenticeship in March 2016. Right from the very beginning I have felt confident with SEAC and 100% supported in all my work. I would definitely recommended taking an apprenticeship-especially with SEAC!, where else can you learn and earn at the same time?"

Lucy Johnson, Apprentice School Clerical Assistant, Offham Primary School, West Malling, Kent