What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a way to earn while you learn.

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice, you’ll work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills, earn a wage & holiday pay and study for a related career qualification. Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Anyone aged 16 or above who has completed education can apply for an apprenticeship. Optimum Skills provide apprenticeships throughout the North of England offering everything from Butchery to Warehousing. Take a look at our full range of apprenticeships and decide which is right for you.

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Key Facts

  • The apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.90 (as of April 2019)
  • An apprenticeship can last anywhere between 1-4 years
  • Work a minimum of 30 hours per week
  • 20% off the job to complete training
  • Apprenticeships available from level 2 upwards
More questions? take a look at our FAQ’s.
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