Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a real job with a mix of hands -on experience and on the job training whilst you work.
You get a salary, contract, holiday entitlement and are treated just like all other employees.
You work towards a nationally recognised qualification, whilst also receiving hands-on experience and professional training from experts within your chosen industry.
What Are The Benefits Of Completing An Apprenticeship?
- Earn And Learn – You Will Be Paid A Salary Whilst Learning Throughout Your Apprenticeship
- Gain Nationally Recognised Qualifications
- Receive Real Hands On Experience And Training From Professionals
- Job Ready Upon Completion Of Your Apprenticeship For Your Industry
- Significant Improvement Of Soft Skills Such As Communication And Teamwork
- Opens The Door For Future Progression
Do I Pay For My Apprenticeship?
No, As The Apprentice You Do Not Pay For Your Training Or Qualification. In Fact, You Will Be Paid A Salary For Doing It!
The Funding For Apprenticeships Is Either Provided By The Education And Skills Funding Agency, The Employer Or A Mix Of Both.
What Qualifications Will I Receive As Part Of The Digital Marketing Apprenticeship?
• Google Analytics Individual Qualification
• British Computer Society (BCS) Certificates In Marketing And Coding
• Path To Mastery Option Including Smart Insights, Facebook Advertising, Pluralsight And Google Ads.
What Is The Length Of Apprentify’s Apprenticeships?
How Old Do I Have To Be Enrol Onto An Apprenticeship?
You Must Be Aged 16-64 Years And Have Left Full Time Education
Where Is The Training Completed?
Training Is Completed Through Employer Visits From Your Development Coach And Online Learning Through Adobe Connect. You Will Be Expected To Attend Some Offsite Training As Well, Usually Classroom Based. These Will Be As Close To Your Workplace As Possible
How Much Will I Get Paid?
As An Apprentice You Will Be Paid A Minimum Of £3.90 Per Hour, However Currently Here At Apprentify We Average £5.50 Per Hour.
How Often Will I Be Paid?
This Decision Will Be With Your Employer, However It Normal Fits In With The Rest Of The Employees, Either Monthly Or Fortnightly.
What Hours Will I Work?
An Apprentice Has To Work Between 30 – 40 Hours Per Work. Generally, You Will Work 37.5 Hours, 9-5 But This Can Fluctuate.
If I have a degree, can I still complete an apprenticeship?
Yes, as long as your degree is not in direct conflict to the apprenticeship i.e. if you have completed a degree in digital marketing you cannot then complete an apprenticeship in digital marketing.
When I Am In Work, What Do I Wear?
Again, This One Is Led By The Employer, But Generally Smart Casual Is The Theme.
Do I Get Holidays And Time Off?
Yes, It Will Differ Between Employers, However You Will Receive A Minimum Of 20 Days Paid Holiday Per Year, Plus Bank Holidays.
What Happens After The Apprenticeship?
Once You Have Completed The Apprenticeship There Could Be A Few Options Open To You, A Few Of Which Are Below;
- Your Employer May Want To Offer You A Full-Time Position
- Your Employer May Want You To Progress Onto Further Training
- You May Want To Progress Onto Further Training With Another Employer
- You May Want To Move Onto Another Employer Full Time, Taking With You All The Qualifications You Have Gained And The 15 Months Industry Experience.
What If An Apprenticeship Is Not For Me? What Can I Do?
Apprenticeships Are Only One Route Of Many You Can Take And Are Not For Everyone. There Are Multiple Options For You Such As University, A-Levels, College, Traineeships, Full Time Work And Many More.
If You Are Still Within Education Talk With Your Careers Advisor About What Options Are Available For You. If Not, Then There Are A Few Companies Below Who Will Be Able To Offer Further Information And Guidance.
- Not Going To Uni
- Get My First Job
- Prince’s Trust
- The Growth Company
- National Careers Service
Where Can I Find All The Latest Vacancies?
You Can Speak To Your Apprentice Recruitment Executive Or Alternatively They Are Located here.