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A real job. A real wage. A real qualification.

With Apprenticeships, you work for a real employer and earn while you learn. You will gain a national qualification respected by employers, plus valuable workplace skills and experience.

What’s in an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is work-based training where Apprentices earn a wage in a real job.

All apprenticeships include gaining a nationally-recognised qualification. Some Apprenticeships require attendance at an NTS training centre.

Apprenticeships are available at 3 levels:

  • Intermediate (GCSE level)
  • Advanced (A Level equivalent)
  • Higher (HND/Degree level)

What are the elements of an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is made of of the following elements:

  • Qualification: 2 Strands (Voacational and Knowledge)
  • Functional Skills: English, Maths and ICT
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Who can do an Apprenticeship?

Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an Apprentice. Apprenticeships are not just for young people – they are also a good option for adults looking to gain a qualification.

Where do Apprentices train?

An Apprentice’s course of study will be set by NTS, who will agree a training plan with the Apprentice and their employer. The majority of the time will be on-the-job training with the employer. Study time will take place at one of our four training centres.

How long does an Apprenticeship take?

Apprenticeships have no set timescale but take a minimum of 12 months. The length depends on the level of Apprenticeship, the Apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. They can also start at any point during the year.

What will I earn doing an Apprenticeship?

All apprentices work for at least 30 hours a week and receive the national minimum wage for their age, so:

  • £3.50 Under 19 (or aged 19 and over, but in the first year of their apprenticeship)
  • £5.60 for 19 and 20 year olds
  • £7.05 for those aged 21 and over

Apprentices are also entitled to paid holidays in line with current legislation.

What do I have to pay?

Apprentices on Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeships do not have to pay anything towards their training as the Government covers the cost. If you are 19 or over at the start of your Apprenticeship, your employer may be asked to make a contribution.

Find an Apprenticeship that’s right for you

Apprenticeships are available for a wide variety of sectors and job roles. We have great links with local employers in Norfolk and East Anglia to help you find a job that’s a good fit.

Explore the range of job sectors we cover at NTS:

OK, I’m interested. What next?

If you think an Apprenticeship is for you, then get in touch.

See our list of current vacancies and details of how to apply

If you don’t wish to apply for any current vacancies but would like to be updated about future vacancies, please send us your details using this short contact form