What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a number of separate qualifications and courses known as a framework and combines practical and theoretical skills. They are designed to help you to develop skills and attributes which will help both you and the organisations you work for. Apprentices are employees so they earn while they learn.

Find out about the different apprentice opportunities in York

What will you earn?

An apprentice should expect to work and learn for a minimum of 30 hours a week. All apprentices are employed, have a contract of employment and receive a minimum starting salary. As a starting point, there is a minimum wage of £2.68 per hour for all apprentices, but many employers pay more. For example, the City of York Council pay £4.98 per hour.

Apprenticeships at City of York Council

There are lots of apprenticeship opportunities at the City of York Council, and you can find out about these online. At the council, young people in care are given priority in getting apprenticeships. This means that if you apply, you will be guaranteed an interview. If you pass the interview, you will be offered the job, and no other candidates will be interviewed.

More details information on apprenticeships is available from the National Apprenticeship Service, or from Yor-Zone.