Question: What age group are apprenticeships for?

Anyone aged 16 and over can be enrolled on an apprenticeship, including school leavers, career changers, and people looking to develop their skills as part of their current job.

Is there an age limit for apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are for anyone above the age of 16 who isnt in full-time education. There isnt an age limit but theyre normally aimed at 16-24 year olds.

Is 25 too old for an apprenticeship?

Yes! There is no apprenticeship age limit. There are many ways apprenticeships can not only benefit older people but can also be beneficial for their careers - from upskilling to restarting in a new field.

What age are modern apprenticeships for?

16 and over The Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme provides individuals with the opportunity to secure industry-recognised qualifications while earning a wage. It offers people aged 16 and over the opportunity of paid employment, combined with training at different levels.

Can a 30 year old do an apprenticeship?

Youre never too old to do an apprenticeship There is no upper age limit for becoming an apprentice, although arrangements for funding do differ if you are over 24 years of age. There is fair access to apprenticeships and so your age shouldnt affect whether youll get onto an apprenticeship.

How much is a modern apprentice wage?

Apprentices must be paid at least the apprentice national minimum wage for all the time they are on their apprenticeships. Apprentices who are under 19, or who are 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, will be paid a minimum of £4.30 per hour (from 1 April 2021), however many businesses pay more.

Can I be made redundant if Im an apprentice?

There is a significant body of legal opinion that suggests that contract law explicitly protects apprentices from redundancy. That making an apprentice redundant would put the employer in breach of contract.

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