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Have you decided which career is right for you? If you haven’t, now is the best time to start. If you become an Apprentice, you could be making the best choice for your career. You will join millions of young people in the UK who have started successful careers as an Apprentice in hundreds of job roles and across many industry sectors.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a paid job with vocational (work-based) training, they are an excellent way for you to gain valuable skills and experience while studying towards a nationally recognised qualification. The Apprenticeship qualifications are designed by groups of employers who use their industry experience to give apprentices relevant skills that are needed in today’s business arena.

To become an Apprentice you must:

  • be 16 or above
  • be living in England
  • not be in full-time education
  • have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at A-C grade, including English and Maths

You can become an Apprentice is you already have a job and would like to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification. If you have a job and would like to become an Apprentice you should contact us and we can help you to enroll.

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Apprentice Wages

While working as an Apprentice you will be entitled to the National Minimum Wage. The current minimum wage rate for an apprentice is £3.40 per hour, however, this rate will increase to £3.50 per hour on 1 April 2017. This rate applies to apprentices aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. You must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for your age if you’re an apprentice aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.

The wage that you are offered will change for different job role and also in different areas of the country.  At Hunter Consultancy we offer technology based Apprenticeships and recommend that our clients offer a minimum of £4.50 per hour.

Apprentice Working hours

As an Apprentice you must be for a minimum of 30 hours per week, this includes your Apprenticeship training.

How to Apply

If you would like to become an Apprentice, first you should decide which subject area you want to study. At Hunter Consultancy we offer the following technology based Trailblazer Apprenticeships:

You can also visit our job search to view the current Apprenticeship jobs that we currently have available.

Once you have decided on the area that you want to work in, give us a call on 0207 078 7318, or you can send us an email to

March 1, 2017