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Apprenticeship combines learning in an education and training institution with work-based learning in a business or work environment, with at least 50% of apprenticeship learning being completed in the workplace. Apprenticeships lead to nationally recognised qualifications.

As an apprentice, you will ‘earn while you learn’ – apprentices have an employment contract and are paid a salary for the duration of their apprenticeship training. Apprenticeships vary in length depending on the programme, lasting between two and four years.

The range of Apprenticeships is growing constantly, and includes the craft/trade apprenticeships and new apprenticeships which are commonly referred to as “post 2016” apprenticeships.

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