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Young people and apprenticeships

Did you know that people with an advanced level apprenticeship earn, on average, over £100,000 more over the course of their career than those without?    

As an apprentice you can earn a salary whilst studying for a nationally recognised qualification and getting on the job training. It's a great way to gain experience, strengthen your CV and build your career. There is such a wide range of apprenticeships available that there really is something to suit every taste. Go to the National Apprenticeship Service's website to see which apprenticeship might suit you.

Apprenticeships can lead to fantastic career prospects – did you know that Jamie Oliver, John Frieda and Alexander McQueen all started out as apprentices?!

Apprenticeships are available at different levels from intermediate to higher and have different entry requirements depending on apprenticeship and industry sector. The current minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.40 per hour – although many employers pay more with the average weekly taken home pay for an apprentice being £170. You will be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week but will get at least 20 days of paid holiday during the year plus bank holidays!

Surrey County Council offers apprenticeships in a wide range of areas – see our Apprentices page to find out more and you can also sign up to receive email alerts of any new apprenticeships.

You can find out more about apprenticeships and search live vacancies within Surrey via the Find an Apprenticeship Service website.

The Surrey Opportunities Fair is a great chance to find out more information about apprenticeships in Surrey.

Not sure if you're ready for an apprenticeship? Why not consider a traineeship?

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