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Frequently asked questions from learners about Apprenticeships


Q: What is an Apprenticeship?


A: Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you'll work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills and earn a wage whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships are a three way partnership between you, the training provider and the employer working alongside each other to enable the most suitable opportunities for learning.


Q: What qualifications will I get?


A: You will be working towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship. The components include; An NVQ in your chosen area, Functional Skills at Level 1 in Maths and English (ICT is dependent on the qualification undertaken).

You will also complete an ERR Workbook (Employment Rights and Responsibilities) as part of your apprenticeship.

There may be an opportunity for you to progress onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship after completion.


Q: What types of Apprenticeships do you offer?


A: We offer Apprenticeships in Business Administration, Customer Service, IT, Retail, Team Leading and Management. Our training consultants are able to advise you on each of the qualifications.


Q: Will I get paid?


A: Yes- your employer will pay the national minimum of £3.40 per hour. The wage will depend on each individual employer- some will pay above the minimum allowance.


There will be no cost for the training for 16-24 year olds as this is funded in full by the Skills Funding Agency.


Q: How do I find an employer/placement?


A: Taylor Made Training are responsible for the on-going recruitment of employers wishing to take on an apprentice. Vacancies for our apprenticeships can be found on NAS (National Apprenticeship Service). As a training company we deal with the pre-recruitment as well as the delivery of the Apprenticeship programme to the successful candidate. We monitor applications and shortlist candidates to those who meet the specifications listed on the job description. We would then invite those candidates to a pre-interview with ourselves where we will discuss the opportunity in full, answering any questions you may have. Once we have done so, we send CV's to employers who will make arrangements for formal interviews.


Alternatively, if you are already in employment and you wish to gain a qualification, our team will be more than happy to discuss the options with yourself and employer.


Q: How long will the Apprenticeship take?


A: The length of the apprenticeship depends on the level of qualification. A Level 2 Apprenticeship is 12 months and a Level 3 is 18 months.


Q: What do I do?


A: You will need to contact us by telephone or email to arrange an appointment to meet with a member of staff. Alternatively, you can download and complete an expression of interest form and send it back to us. We also encourage learners to monitor the NAS website and apply for our advertised apprenticeships.