Apprenticeships FAQ2018-09-24T12:43:03+00:00
When will I find out if I am successful for an apprenticeship?2018-09-24T08:51:46+00:00

Once you have had an interview, your Remit recruiter be in contact to let you know if you have been successful in securing an apprenticeship placement. The recruiter will then arrange your start date. If you are unsuccessful we will discuss with you any other opportunities that you can interview for.

Typically the decision can take up to a week, however depending on the employer, this may take longer. You may also be invited to do a trial or attend a second interview, you will be told the details of this as soon as Remit is made aware.

When can I start applying for an apprenticeship?2018-09-24T08:52:32+00:00

You can start applying for an apprenticeship whenever you are ready and have decided this is the right path for you.

However for school leavers, we recommend that you register your details as soon as you start year 11 and have decided that an apprenticeship is the option for you; this will give us the best chance of finding an employer in time for you finishing school.

To register your details please click here and fill in the online application.

What should I do if I experience any problems during my apprenticeship?2018-09-24T08:53:23+00:00

Remit makes the welfare of its learners its highest priority.

If the issue is about the workplace it is best to first discuss this with your manager to see if the problem can be resolved, but make sure you let your development coach know. If the issue can’t be resolved directly with your manager, Remit may be able to help.

If the issue is about the training and assessments you can go directly to your development coach to see if there is any additional support that they can offer you to make sure you are getting the most out of your apprenticeship and can assign you a learning support coach.

What qualifications do I need to get an apprenticeship?2018-09-24T08:54:15+00:00

This will depend on the industry and the requirements from each employer. Our IT programmes require learners to have A – C in English and Maths at GCSE level. For any of our other programmes the requirements will depend on the requests of the employer.

We can put young people onto apprenticeship programmes who have low academic qualifications but have a real desire to work and learn. In these situations we will complete Functional Skill/Key Skills/Core Skills alongside the qualification to comply with qualification framework requirements. To determine your suitability for undertaking an apprenticeship we will conduct an assessment test with you at recruitment stage. This test will allow us to understand if you will require any support to enable you to successfully complete an apprenticeship programme.

What is the length of an apprenticeship?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

Apprenticeship programmes typically take a minimum of 12 months to complete but some programmes can take up to 24 months and 36 months depending on the specialism of the apprenticeship.

At this point in time apprenticeships cannot be completed in less than 12 months.

What is an apprenticeship?2018-09-24T08:54:51+00:00

An apprenticeship is a training programme combining on the job training and study for a specific vocation. 

Learners will be based in their place of employment where they will be fully employed, training will be through a day or block release programmes with the apprentice attending a college, or one of Remit’s training academies. Some apprenticeships may be delivered solely in the workplace. This will be delivered through assessor teaching and learning and may also include some virtual learning which we now have available for a number of our programmes.

What if I did my studies abroad?2018-09-24T08:55:51+00:00

If you have completed your studies outside of the UK, Remit will need to check if you are eligible to undertake an apprenticeship

What hours will I work?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

Apprenticeships are designed to be full time so you will typically be working between 30-40 hours a week. You may have the opportunity to work overtime but this will be dependent on your employer.

A typical working week will be Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) but this may differ due to the requirements of the business you are working in. You may need to work shifts, evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Your working hours and shift patterns will be explained to you either by your Remit recruiter or employer during the recruitment process and during your induction to the company.

What does an apprenticeship involve?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

An apprenticeship will involve on the job training with either a day release or block release programme. This will be held at a training facility or via distance learning. 

When spending time at a training facility, apprentices will study with young people undertaking a similar programme to them which offers a unique chance to support and motivate each other.

Apprentices will be paid for their time in both the work place and training, and will be fully employed by the business so entitled to the same employee rights and benefits as other people in the business. Once the apprenticeship has been completed the learner will have both a recognised qualification and experience within their chosen field to be able to successfully progress their career.

If I have a degree am I still able to apply for an apprenticeship?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

A degree is a higher qualification than an apprenticeship which means you would not be eligible to for the funding required to train as an apprentice.

How much will I earn?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum apprenticeship salary of £3.60 an hour. This can vary from employer to employer as they may choose to pay more than this and offer other benefits to the apprentice.

How can I find and apply for an apprenticeship?2018-09-24T08:57:16+00:00

You can apply for our vacancies by registering your details with Remit. To do this, click here. Once you are registered, one of the team at Remit will contact you about vacancies in your area.

Can I progress during an apprenticeship?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

This is dependent on the employer. There may be opportunities for you to build on your skills and take on more responsibilities throughout your apprenticeship programme.

This cannot be guaranteed, but at the end of the apprenticeship you will have gained a practical qualification and experience to be able to help you find employment within the industry you have chosen. 

Can anyone do an apprenticeship?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

Apprenticeship training is for 16-24 year olds that have not already completed a qualification in a similar type of work. But it is best to check this as you may be able to complete a level 3 qualification even if you have a level 2 in a similar subject.

In Scotland a priority of funding is set at 16-19 year olds, however on occasion funding could become available for the 20+ age group in some occupational sectors.

Are travel costs provided by the employer?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

This is to be decided between the apprentice and the employer, usually travel costs will not be provided.

Am I entitled to holidays during my apprenticeship?2018-08-26T13:04:50+00:00

Yes, as you are fully employed by the company you are placed with for your apprenticeship, you will be entitled to all of the same benefits as other employees.

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