All about apprenticeships

What is an apprenticeship:

Apprenticeships are accessible to anyone aged 16+. Apprentices are employed and are provided with the support to develop the knowledge and skills to do their job role competently.

Apprenticeships can be new employees, those already in a role or those moving into a new position.

Employers fund apprenticeships; therefore, no student debt!


What levels are apprenticeships?

Apprentices can be at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates to people wanting to further their careers or change direction completely. They range from level 2 to level 7. Levels 6 and 7 are degree-level apprenticeships! Still funded by employers, therefore no student debt!


What is the duration of an apprenticeship?

The minimum duration of an apprenticeship is 12 months. The duration varies depending on the occupation.


How much would an apprentice expect to earn?

Many employers pay more than the national minimum wage.

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice minimum wage if they’re either.

- Aged under 19

- Aged 19 in the first year of their apprenticeship. 

After the first year of an apprenticeship, the national minimum wage appropriate to age should be paid. 

The minimum wage for apprentices in 2023 is £5.28.


What qualifications will apprentices achieve?

Apprenticeships aren't qualifications but a certificate of competency against an industry standard set by employers. Only some apprenticeship standards do contain qualifications when these have been requested by industry or a licence to practice.  


Do apprentices need English and maths qualifications?

If an apprentice did not previously achieve their English/maths they may need to achieve these before starting their apprenticeship or before the completion of their apprenticeship. This depends on the level of apprenticeship and what the employer requirements are.


How is training delivered:

Logistics UK offers remote classroom learning and regular one-on-one sessions to all apprentices. There may be occasions when the tutor will need to visit the workplace. The tutor supports learning activities and will support the apprentice to build their portfolio of evidence for endpoint assessment.

Logistics UK provides a range of teaching and learning activities via our eLearning platform.


What happens after the apprenticeship:

Upon completion of the endpoint assessment, the apprentice will be rewarded certification in the occupation. Logistics UK will provide advice and guidance on progression opportunities available.


You can always refer to our apprenticeships policies page for further information.