are more than 200 different types of apprenticeships available offering over 1,200 job roles. Apprenticeships are available at different levels. Depending on your circumstances, you
can choose a Level 2 Apprenticeship (equivalent to 5 GCSEs), a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
or, in some cases, a Higher Apprenticeship (equivalent to a higher education qualification).
Like all employees, apprentices receive a wage. Employers are obliged to cover
an apprentices salary. Apprentices need to be paid the National Minimum Wage. However, as skills develop, many employers tend
to increase wages in fact, research has found that apprentices earn an average of £170 net pay per week.
Key benefits of being an apprentice include:
· earning a salary
· receiving training
· gaining qualifications