FAQs | Apprentices | Digital and Technical | Apprentify
Apprentices
Employers
Courses
About Us
Apprentices

FAQs for Apprentices

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a 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?

 – 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, there are no costs for you to start an apprenticeship. Not only are there no costs to gaining a qualification, but you will also be paid by your employer 

What is the duration of an Apprentify apprenticeship?

At Apprentify, our apprenticeships last anywhere between 12 to 15 months.

How old do I have to be enrolled onto an apprenticeship?

To become an apprentice, you need to be aged 16-64 years old and have left full-time education.

Where is the apprenticeship training completed?

Training is now entirely completed online using a mix of software such as Adobe Connect, Zoom and Microsoft teams. The same goes for your coaching calls too.

How much will I get paid?

How much you will get paid heavily depends on your employer. The apprentice minimum wage is currently £4.30 an hour. However, at Apprentify, we take it upon ourselves to only work with employers who pay £12,000 annually or more.

What hours will I work?

An apprentice has to work between 30 – 40 hours per week. 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 with the apprenticeship. For example, if you have completed a degree in Digital Marketing, you cannot then complete an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing.

 

Do I Get Holidays And Time Off?

Yes you do, however, it will differ from employers. You will receive a minimum of 20 days of paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

What Happens After The Apprenticeship?

Once you have completed your apprenticeship, there are a few opportunities available to you, such as:

  • Your employer may offer you a full-time position

  • Your employer may want you to progress onto further training

  • You may want to move onto another employer, taking with you all your qualifications, knowledge, and up to 15 months of industry experience.

What If An Apprenticeship Is Not For Me? What Can I Do?

Apprenticeships are just one route of many, and they certainly are not for everyone. There are multiple options available to you such as:

  • University

  • Full-time work

  • Traineeships

  • College

If you are still within education, don’t hesitate to talk to your career advisor about what options are available to you. If you are not within education, here are a few companies that will be able to offer further guidance:

Where do I go if I have personal problems?

If you are having personal problems, we would recommend you go to one of the following people:

  1. Your line manager
  2. Your Development Coach
  3. One of our Designated Safe Guarding Officers

Why do I have to do BKSB assessments?

As part of your apprenticeship, English and maths will underpin your learning and development. In order to make sure that you are working at the highest level and getting the most out of your course with Apprentify, we ask all learners to sit their assessments in both English and maths in order to make sure that all apprentices are consistently at Level 2, which is the required level for your course. Although we appreciate that you may have previous qualifications, the BKSB assessments ensure that gaps in learning or required revision can be addressed alongside your Development Coach, and that you can continue to thrive in your holistic approach to learning.

What do I need to bring to my induction?

Your coach will go through the apprenticeship in detail, show you our systems and answer any questions you may have. It would be great if you have your National Insurance Number to hand.

What if I don't have my GCSE certificates?

If you don't have your GCSE certs then you still do have a few options to provide evidence of your results;

1. Ask your training provider to check the Learner Records Service (LRS) as they may be logged here.

2. If they are not logged onto LRS you can reach out to the awarding body to gain a reprint. This is usually at a cost of around £50 per certificate. You will only require Maths and English for a level 3 or 4 apprenticeship.

Still have questions? Get in touch today

Contact Us

Something still unanswered? Get in contact today to speak to one of our lovely members of staff and find out what it takes to become or hire an apprentice.