Below you’ll find our frequently asked questions. Get in contact with Evolve if you want to know more.
Who are Apprenticeships for?
Apprenticeships are available to anyone 16 or older, living in England and not in full-time education. Whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years or are seeking to start a new career you can apply for an apprenticeship.
Why become an apprentice?
Studying an Apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to:
- Earn while you learn
- Get holiday pay
- Learn on the job
- Benefit from support during training
- Get the skills employers want
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
What training can I expect to receive?
Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry to make sure they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. There are targets and checks to make sure that your employer is supporting you and you are making progress.
As an employee you will be in employment for most of your time as most training takes place on the job. The rest usually takes place at a local college or a specialist training organisation. You can complete this off-the-job training on day release or over a number of days in a block depending on your pathway. It could be anything from one day every other fortnight to two days every week.
How many hours will I work?
Your employment will be for at least 30 hours per week.
An apprenticeship programme will usually take between one and four years to complete depending on the level you are studying.