Do you want to become an Apprentice?
Academic qualifications can be a great indicator of an individual’s ability for future employers but some people are more suited to a vocational route where they can demonstrate and develop their skills in a more hands-on-environment. To support this requirement ALS offers a range of apprenticeship programmes, which are a great way of combining learning with the real world of work.
There are number of benefits that apprentices can enjoy.
- Apprentices earn a wage whilst training for a career
- You will achieve a recognised qualification linked to your selected career choice
- Apprentices learn real skills over a period of time - it’s about proving competency on-the-job rather that studying for a one off examination
To become an apprentice you need to meet a certain criteria:
- Aged 16+
- Working five days per week in your company (minimum 30 hours)
- Employed on an apprenticeship contract
- Paid a minimum of £3.50 per hour (for at least the first year of their apprenticeship, then, if applicable, receive an hourly rate of pay which is in line with the national minimum wage)
- Allowed to complete an industry recognised apprenticeship framework