What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that combine on-the-job training and study. With an Apprenticeship, you will have an actual job and be working towards qualifications whilst you are at work.

Is there help available in recruiting apprentices?

We have an excellent on site recruitment team, who have extensive experience working with local employers. They can help you source appropriate young people to fill your apprenticeship vacancy.

Can my current staff do an apprenticeship?

Yes, if you would like to up skill your current workforce, we have options available. Existing staff with job roles that match the target Apprenticeship Framework can undertake an Apprenticeship programme. All that is needed is for the employee and employer to sign up to the Apprenticeship programme with us. If you would like more information on this, call our team on 0121 622 4218

Benefits of an Apprenticeship?

  • Better trained employees with the right skills
  • Motivated and loyal workers
  • Helps you to manage and develop staff
  • Keeps your competitive advantage

Over 200,000 workplaces in England offer Apprenticeships


82% of Employers take on Apprentices to build skills capacity within their business.


In 2015/16 GB Training has 82.89% of learners successfully complete qualifications.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Intermediate Apprenticeships (Level 2) can vary in duration from 1-2 years depending on the vocation chosen. Advanced Apprenticeships (Level 3+) can vary in duration from 2-4 years depending on the vocation chosen.

How much time will the apprentice spend away from work?

Its dependant on the programme chosen, most of the training takes place in the workplace and we provide additional training, support, and assessment. At most programme’s will require the learner to visit our training centre 1-2 times per month. All training requirements will be agreed with you prior to the start of the programme.

What happens at the end of the apprenticeship?

We hope that by the end of the Apprenticeship, the Apprentice is highly trained, knows the company well and knows enough to be kept on. This could be progressing onto a higher-level Apprenticeship or even filling a role within the company but it is not a requirement that the employer continues the employment of the apprentice.

What is an Apprentice salary?

The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.40 per hour. This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over that are in their first year. You must pay at least the minimum wage rate for the apprentices’ age.

To find out more about the programmes we offer, apprenticeship funding and employer grants, contact our team today on 0121 622 4218 or fill out the form below.

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