Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

Earn while you learn

Beginning an apprenticeship with City Skills guarantees you earn a wage from day one. Forget student loans, you will be paid to learn valuable skills in the workplace. Apprentice minimum wage is £3.50 per hour but most employers will pay much more.

Get a Degree

The days of apprenticeships only being at entry level are long gone. You can now study from level 2 all the way up to a Masters level apprenticeship. Often you’ll walk straight into full-time employment with the same employer when you finish your apprenticeship.

Career Progression

Apprenticeships are available to not just start your working life but develop it. You can progress from one level to the next in line with your career development. Perhaps you’ll start doing office administration, become a manager and then a regional manager, each of these has an associated apprenticeship to help you on your journey.

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Earning potential

According to the National Careers Service website, those with an Advanced Apprenticeship earn £100k more across their lifetime than those without one.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

The beauty of apprenticeships are they are open to anyone with a willing employer. You don’t need to be new to a job just learning new skills. Anyone of working age is eligible so long as they meet a few residency criteria, data shows that most apprentices since May 2017 have been over 25.