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Why Choose an Apprenticeship? 

It’s all about learning while doing, and learning from others in your industry. You can even gain higher qualifications through apprenticeships, such as HNCs, HNDs, Foundation and Honours Degrees.


Priory Apprentices work with employers and young people to support both parties with apprenticeships by offering a bespoke recruitment service if required.

The title “apprentice” doesn’t necessarily mean no experience, it is a term used when an individual is on a programme and learning ‘on the job’ whilst working towards an apprenticeship Standard.

When an employer recruits an apprentice the minimum apprenticeship wage is applied, apprentices will work between a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 40 hours per week. Other than the wage there are no other costs involved as an employer recruiting an apprentice as it is a government funded scheme.

We offer a ‘roll on – roll off’ programme to allow apprentices to be recruited at any time of the year, however all apprenticeship standards are funded for a minimum of 12 months, therefore the individual must be registered and working on a programme for this length of time.

As part of the support process for employers we will advertise the vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Service, Priory Apprenticeships and The Priory Federation of Academies websites, hold interviews with the suitable candidates (during which they will also take an online English & maths Assessment), check their eligibility and obtain copies of their academic certificates and CV’s. When there is a cohort of suitable candidates CV’s are forwarded to the employer who decides which or all of the candidates to interview. 

Each apprentice is assigned a Tutor and a Mentor who takes them through the qualification. They have a support visit every 4 weeks, and attend tutorials.

Each apprentices will be guided and support through to their end point assessment.


  • Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which can give you the opportunity to work towards a qualification. You gain skills and knowledge and develop behaviours you need to succeed in your chosen career.

  • Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress in your career quickly. You can also begin to earn a good salary much earlier on in your life. Apprenticeships help you to have the work ethics and ownership you need to build a successful career

  • Apprenticeships give you fantastic experience in the working world and show employers that you can ‘hit the ground running’. Hands-on training gives you a real chance to put your skills into practice and helps you to gain more confidence in a working environment.

  • Personal development and understanding others is built into our apprenticeships to help you develop far more than just the skills for the job.

  • You earn whilst you learn. That’s right! No student loans, no tuition fees, and, hopefully, no debt. You’ll be paid a salary by your employer.

  • Choice. There are hundreds of different types of apprenticeships. So whether you’re hankering after a career in business, sport, marketing, administration, finance or green keeping on a golf course there’s something for everyone. If we can’t offer you an apprenticeship in what you would like to do, we are her to signpost you to someone who can.

  • Apprenticeships offer a varied learning experience. You won’t have to spend all of your days studying; most of the time you’ll be working at a company.