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What’s in it for me?

  • You will earn a real wage
  • Be trained in the skills employers want
  • You are more likely to progress quicker and higher than a typical student
  • Learn at a pace that suits you and be supported by a Sparsholt College Apprenticeship Liaison Officer
  • Have a holiday just like any other employee and be paid while you’re away
  • You will set yourself up for the future!

Benefits of an apprenticeship
After finishing, the majority of apprentices (90%) stay in employment (including 2% self-employed), with seven in ten (71%) staying with the same employer:

  • A quarter of former apprentices had been promoted (23%) within 12 months of finishing
  • 89% of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship; 85% of apprentices said their ability to do the job had improved, and 83% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved
  • On average, individuals with an advanced apprenticeship earn between £77,000 and £117,000 more over their lifetime than similar individuals with Level 2 qualifications
*Data taken from the DfE Apprenticeship Core Brief – November 2016

Who is eligible for an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There are different entry requirements depending on the sector and job.

Are there any exams involved?
All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess your ability and competence in your job role.