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What is an apprenticeship?

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An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying skills development programme. Through their apprenticeship, apprentices gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills they need for their immediate job and future career.

  • The apprentice must be employed in a real job; they may be an existing employee or a new hire
  • An apprentice can be any age from 16 years upwards and may be an existing member of the workforce
  • The apprentice must work towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard
  • The apprenticeship training must last at least 12 months
  • The apprentice must spend at least 20% of their time on relevant off-the-job training

Employing an apprentice is very simple. The National Apprenticeship Service can provide all the information an employer needs to know in order to employ an apprentice.

To learn more about how Middlesex University's Corporate Engagement team can help you with your apprenticeship programme, please get in touch:

Phone: 020 8411 5050
Twitter: @CorporateMU

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