An apprenticeship provides students with on-the-job training an ideal opportunity to work, earn and learn while studying. It also provides them with work experience for their resume, and opens the gateway for some to gain employment before they complete their studies. An apprenticeship also allows one to earn above the minimum wage as many employers will increase wages as the apprentices’ skills develop. Working as an apprentice allows students the opportunity to:

  • Study towards a related qualification
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Work alongside and learn from an experienced staff
  • Earn a wage and get paid during holidays


As an apprentice it is likely you will get one day per week to study. The duration of the study is dependent on the industry and your apprentice level, and will take one to four years. Click here to visit the Government website for more information.