What is an Apprenticeship?

  • An Apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme – train individuals to be skilled and qualified in their profession.
  • Apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career.
  • Mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and practising new skills in a real work environment.
  • Apprentices have the same rights as other employees and are entitled to be paid at least the apprentice rate of the national minimum wage.
  • Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity.
  • Apprenticeships are available in 1,500 occupations across 170 industries.
  • Apprenticeships can last anything from 12 months to 4 years.

The aim of Apprenticeship programmes is to create a skilled and motivated workforce which is adaptable to the changing needs of today’s industry. Working with you, Absolute aims to meet these changing needs through the design of bespoke programmes to support and equip individuals with the skills and qualifications required by you the employer.