Is an apprenticeship right for you?

Is an apprenticeship right for you?

Think an Apprenticeship might be for you?

We’ve put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions about Apprenticeships to help you with your decision.

Q: Do I get paid for doing an Apprenticeship?

A: Yes! An Apprenticeship is paid training, so you get a qualification at the same time as earning a wage. The minimum weekly salary for an Apprentice is around £130 a week, although some employers pay much more. 

Q: Do employers value an Apprenticeship on my CV as much as other qualifications?

A: A recent study found that UK employers cited work experience as their top priority when hiring new candidates. An Apprenticeship shows that you’re not only qualified but also that you already have experience of doing the job you’re applying for - something that is invaluable.

Q: What does an Apprenticeship involve?

A: Every Apprenticeship is different but typically you’ll be employed by a company full-time (roughly 37.5 hours a week) and come into college on day release one day a week for your lessons.

Q: What subjects can I do an Apprenticeship in?

A: The list is endless. Here at The Sheffield College we currently offer Apprenticeships in over 30 different subjects. This ranges from Hair and Beauty to Catering, Engineering and Sport. You can find our full offer here, but we really do have something for everyone.

Q: How do I find an Apprenticeship?

A: Don’t worry, we have a team of experts who’ll help you to find the role you want and help you apply. Get in touch with them today at

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Sheffield College

With over 16 vocational subject areas, A Levels in 20 different subjects, not to mention a range of GCSEs, hobby courses, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and even University level courses, we’re pretty sure we’ve got you covered one way or another.

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