Are they just available to new staff?
Apprenticeships are available to new and current employees. There are of course many positions available for new employees, but there are also higher level apprenticeships that can provide great development opportunities to existing staff, enabling them to progress and earn a qualification as part of their role.
How are they funded?
In most cases, an apprentice role will be paid for directly from your department’s budget, but occasionally different arrangements are made.
How much are they paid?
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage, with some Trusts paying more. The minimum level will vary depending on their age. Find out more handy information about apprentices’ wages here.