What is an Apprentice?

An apprenticeship is an ideal way to achieve a practical led qualification whilst also earning. You will build knowledge and experience in a specially selected, quality work placement to help support you through your training.

Are you:
• Aged 16+?
• Would you like to develop your career prospects in a practical way?
• Would you like to earn whilst you learn?

Then an apprenticeship could be for you!

What will I gain?

You will gain a nationally recognised qualification which is made up of 3 sections:


You will have an assessor visiting your workplace. You will build up portfolio of evidence to show you can do your job to the right standard.


This will be studied on day release at Lyme Valley to teach you the underpinning knowledge for your qualification (depending on apprenticeship).

Functional Skills

You may be required to study up to Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT (depending on qualifications already achieved, and apprenticeship undertaken).

Apprenticeship Wage

What could I earn?

Current Apprenticeship Rate
£3.90 (wage will rise to NMW after 12 months on the apprenticeship, for those aged 19+ at the start or who turn 19 during the first year)

The minimum weekly wage is set by the government and at the moment the Apprenticeship minimum weekly wage is £3.90 per hour – e.g. £156.00 per 40 hour week.

You will get to learn and earn at the same time!

How to Apply?

Fill out our online application form or drop into our training facility at Lyme Valley, Newcastle (opposite the hospital) to collect an application form and one of our team members will call you to discuss.