Five Reasons To Do An Apprenticeship

For many, choosing the Apprenticeship route is an obvious choice. For others, it might not be the path they expected to follow. Some haven’t considered the opportunities and benefits that come as part of the parcel that is being an apprentice, take a look below at the five reasons to do an Apprenticeship.

Earn while you learn

An apprentice will receive national Apprenticeship wage or if the apprentice is 19+ and in their second year of their Apprenticeship then they will receive national minimum wage.

Apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. If you live in England and are 16 years-old and over, and not in full-time education, then you can apply to be an apprentice.

Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you’re paid while you learn. If you are entering work for the first time, you will start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship. There is no set rate of pay for apprentices, however all employed apprentices must receive a minimum salary level.

Get practical, relevant experience & training

Apprenticeships are designed with the help of the employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the knowledge, skills and behaviours you will need to do a job well.

There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.

Learn on and off-the-job

Apprentices learn on-the-job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time

You work towards your Apprenticeship which covers knowledge, skills and behaviours. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.

The majority of your training will be learnt on-the-job however 20% will be off-the-job training. Apprenticeships typically take between one and four years to complete, depending on the type of Apprenticeship and the level. The length of time taken will depend on the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer’s requirements.

The sky is the limit

Apprenticeships can be demanding but they are very rewarding. You’ll get skills that employers really want, giving yourself a wide choice of paths in your career.

When you’ve finished training, you can carry on working, move to another job in the same sector or maybe stay where you are and get promoted. Many of our apprentices stay on with their employer in their choice of work.

You also have the opportunity to progress into higher education.


Learner Engagement Consultants are here to inspire and support learners through the process of the Grimsby Institute Apprenticeship programme, within a range of vocational industries.

They liaise with employers and learners to ensure that each learner has a tailored Apprenticeship to meet their career aspirations. The Apprenticeship team also provide a range of employability workshops and Apprenticeship inductions to ensure that you are as prepared for your Apprenticeship as can be.

Available Workshops:

  • How to write a speculative application
  • Interview techniques (Mock interviews)
  • How to apply through the Government

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  • Open Events & Tasters.

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