Apprenticeships and benefits - What is an apprenticeship?

Read our guide to apprenticeships and benefits

Last reviewed 08 September 2023

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a type of employment where you get paid time to do training and which leads at the end of the apprenticeship to a qualification.

As an apprentice you are treated as an employee and have all the same employment rights as other employees.

Apprentices under the age of 19 and all apprentices in their first year of their apprenticeship are subject to a lower National Minimum Wage rate.


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