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Information, Advice and Guidance for Apprentices

Apprenticeship Information


What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training that runs alongside it, meaning you can earn whilst you are learning. You will learn skills that suit the role that you are doing and earn a qualification while doing so.


What are the types of apprenticeship?

We offer intermediate (level 2), advanced (level 3) and higher (level 4) apprenticeships.

Our apprenticeships are available in Business Administration, Customer Service, Management, Marketing and Sales, Retail and Warehousing.

You can find full information on the programmes available here.


How long do apprenticeships last?

The length of an apprenticeship depends on the level of study but most take between 12 – 18 months to complete.


Who can do an apprenticeship?

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school and they are also available for people who are already in work.

To undertake an apprenticeship you must be, 16 years of age or over and not in full-time education.


Will I be paid?

Yes you will be paid by your employer for the duration of your apprenticeship. You will be paid at least the minimum wage rate for apprentices.

You will be paid for the hours that you work, as well as any time spent on training. You will also get at least 20 days paid holiday a year, plus bank holidays.


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HMRC's tax education resource, Tax Facts, aims to help prepare young people for the world of work, in particular when starting their first job or setting up their own business.
The Tax Facts videos can be viewed free of charge on HMRC’s You Tube channel using this link. DVD copies can also be ordered, again free of charge, by emailing hmrc.taxeducation@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk


How do I find an apprenticeship?

We work with lots of businesses to provide apprentice positions. Check out our vacancies section to see what’s available or download our vacancies app: 

For the Apple version click here

For the Android version click here


Further information:

Here is our guide to applying for an apprenticeship and what you can expect - Applying For an Apprenticeship – ‘What Happens’ Guide

Read our blog post on what employers look for in an apprenticeship to help you when applying for an apprenticeship - What employers look for in an apprentice

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Want to talk to someone?

Contact us on contact us on 0114 263 5600 or email apprenticeships@thesourceacademy.co.uk.

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