Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification and develop professional skills, while earning a salary, inside some of Britain’s best companies.

The minimum wage for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour although many employers pay above this rate.

Yes, although some Apprenticeships will have a minimum entry requirement. This will vary depending on the type of Apprenticeship you would like to do.

However, if you do not currently meet the entry criteria we can help you gain these skills and qualifications through our Insights department which can then help you progress to a full Apprenticeship.

Yes. If you employer agrees then you can study an Apprenticeship in your current place of work as long as you can meet the range of criteria needed to complete the qualification. Contact us for more information.

No. Apprenticeships are fully funded for students under the age of 19. If you are aged over 19 then a contribution towards the cost of your training will be required from your employer. This varies depending on the programme you are studying. Contact us for more information.

Contact us at biz@iwcollege.ac.uk or call 01983 535202 and we can help you every step of the way.

There are 3 levels of Apprenticeships:

  • Intermediate (Level 2)
  • Advanced (Level 3)
  • Higher (Level 4)

Our Assessor will discuss with you and your employer the right Apprenticeship level for you.

No. Unfortunately, you will need to be employed and have a contract of employment to be classed as an Apprentice.

There is no age limit on becoming and Apprentice but if you are aged over 19 then your employer must pay a contribution towards your training. Contact us for more information.

National Apprenticeship Service
Supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.
Your Guide to Apprenticeships
Provides essential information and sources of further advice and support on Apprenticeships.

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