Apprenticeship questions answered
The national minimum wage for an apprentice is £5.28 per hour. This will be the minimum starting wage however, some employers do pay more as a starting wage. Contact us today to discuss live vacancies and what a specific apprenticeship pays.
The minimum hours per week will be 30 hours which will be paid hourly.
The length of an apprenticeship varied depending on the apprenticeship type. The minimum duration will be 12 months. Please visit the courses section of our website for more information.
Wise Origin College cannot guarantee you a job at the end of your apprenticeship however, the vast majority of employers will offer you a permanent position once the apprenticeship completes and you have performed well. Our progression success rates are above 90% into permanent employment.
The qualification you will receive is apprenticeship specific. For example, if you undertake a business administration apprenticeship you will receive a nationally recognised qualification from the awarding body in business administration.
Progression opportunities range from permanent employment once the apprenticeship completes to further education to obtain higher-level qualifications.
You are eligible if you are:
- Aged 16 or over
- Able to work 30 hours or more each week
- Committed to learning while in employment
- An existing employee or a new employee
Yes. If you already have an existing employer and want to gain a qualification and learn new skills Wise Origin College can support you. We will need to discuss this with your employer however, as long as you and your employer are committed to the apprenticeship, we can support you.
As an employee, you are entitled to a minimum of 20 days per holiday year. In addition, you will also be entitled to bank holidays off.