Information for Parents

How long will an Apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships can take between 12 – 24 months initially, with specialist and Degree apprenticeships lasting around 3-4 years.

What are the entry requirements?

With some exceptions, the entry requirements for each level are:

Intermediate – A*-E in Maths and English
Advanced – Completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, and/or A*-C/9-4 in English and Maths, or a relevant subject
Higher – Completion of an Advanced Apprenticeship or relevant qualification or experience


 Will my child be paid?

Salaries depend on the company, and level of apprenticeship, but there is a minimum wage for apprentices, which can be found on the government website here:

How can my child apply for an Apprenticeship?

See our Apprenticeship Vacancies

There are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies on the government website at any given time.

Apprenticeships are available all year round, so if the right one isn’t there don’t worry, you may be able to find it later in the year.

If your child has a part-time job already, or has an employer who wants them to work as an apprentice, both the employer and your child can register with us and we will help to set everything up.

What will your child get out of an Apprenticeship?

  • The opportunity for excellent career progression
  • Hands-on training with an employer
  • A paid salary, and holidays
  • A nationally recognised qualification.

For more information about Apprenticeships speak to our Apprenticeship Team on 01252 407299 or get in contact at