Young People

What is an Apprentice?

Apprentices are employees, who earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. They receive training off the job, usually on a day-release basis, to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone living in England, over 16 years-old and not in full-time education can apply.

Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level of Apprenticeship, the apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. The minimum salary is £3.30 per hour; however, many apprentices earn significantly more.

If you are interested and would like to find out more please contact us EBSI office to speak to one of our advisers.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Website

Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Programme

For participants who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) or at risk of being NEET.
The programme is run via Education Business Services International. It is funded by the European Social Fund, through the
National Apprenticeship Service, Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Young
People’s Learning Agency and consists of:

• Recruitment of 16-18 year olds

• Pre-Apprenticeship Training

• 26 weeks support for both apprentice and employer once apprenticeship has started