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  • Will I get paid?

    Yes, all employed apprentices get a salary. Your employer will decide how much that is and they must adhere to the National Apprenticeship minimum wage for your age group. In our experience most employers pay more than the Apprenticeship minimum wage.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. However, the most important requirements are that you must have been living in England or the EU for a least 3 years, and not in full-time education. You must also be aged 16 or over.

  • What time of year can I start?

    It depends on the programme that you would like to do – some programmes like Business Administration can start at any time of the year, others like Engineering start in September and IT starts at fixed points in the year. Please read the individual course details to find out exactly when your course would start. This would also be confirmed at your interview with us.

  • How do I find employment?

    The College works with a number of employers so in the first instance get in touch with us. However you can also come to us with your own employer and we would provide your apprenticeship training.

  • How long does it take?

    The length of an apprenticeship varies depending on your prior skills levels, the qualification being obtained and the industry sector. Generally, apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete.

  • How much does it cost?

    There are no costs if you are the apprentice – your employer will pay your salary and your apprenticeship training at the college is paid for the Government and in some case the employer contributes to this cost.

  • What are the advantages of gaining an Apprenticeship?

    Getting qualified while in employment can mean:

    • Working better and more effectively
    • Experiencing new and different challenges
    • Better job security
    • Gaining skills and knowledge which can be used across a range of jobs and industries
  • Where can I get more information?

    For more information, contact Training Solutions on 020 8607 8306 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For general information, visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

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What our apprentices say...

business administration apprenticeship at National Physical Laboratory and Richmond upon Thames College in London leon Scientific Knowledge

“I’ve most enjoyed meeting new people, whether they be fellow apprentices or colleagues. I have also enjoyed being able to participate in meetings and conversations and actually understand what’s being spoken about in scientific terms. It’s great to be able to contribute, because at first it was almost like another language with the amount of abbreviations and acronyms! I also enjoy feeling like I’ve earned my money.”

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