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What is an apprenticeship?

This section introduces you to what an apprenticeship is by focusing on the key features of apprenticeships.

‘An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences.’​ (HM Government, 2022)

Features of apprenticeships include:

  • Paid employment with holiday leave​
  • Hands on experience​
  • At least 20% off-the-job-training​
  • Assessment and qualification