An Apprenticeship is a programme that is available to individuals from the age of 16. Apprentices do real jobs for real employers. So you're paid while you learn. If you are entering work for the first time, you will start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship.
As an Apprentice you will build up knowledge and skills, whilst gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time. You will work towards a work-based qualification and other nationally recognised qualifications. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you’ve been trained in the skills they need.