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Why choose an Apprenticeship?

Why choose apprenticeships?  What are the benefits for you and for employer?

Priory Apprentices work with local employers, young people new to the working environment and employees that would like to develop within their role or move up within their career path.

To support all parties with their development Priory Apprenticeships have a bespoke recruitment and training package just for you.

The title “apprentice” does not 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.

If you are existing member of staff looking for role development, your pay will stay the same.

Some of the apprenticeships we offer have set enrolment dates, others 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 wishing to take on new staff as apprentices. 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.

A Tutor and a Mentor are assigned to all apprentices 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 (EPA)


  • 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.

For new apprentices, 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.

For existing staff apprenticeships build on existing skills and develop new ones that will help you in moving up the ladder closer to your employment goals.

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

For new apprentices you earn whilst you learn. That’s right!  No student loans, no tuition fees, and, hopefully, no debt. Your employer will pay you a salary.

Choice. There are hundreds of different types of apprenticeships. So whether you are hankering for a career in business, teaching, HR or administration. Or a change in career, 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.

Apprenticeships combine practical experience with theoretical knowledge.

Apprenticeship programmes are a combination of assessment in the workplace Microsoft Teams training and classroom-based learning. Designed with employers in mind, ensuring that the course meets your specific requirements and the development of the Apprentice.

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent. UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a huge threat in the future, employing an Apprentice with the most up to date training can be the answer to fill that void.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on - and off-job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.

Over 130,000 workplaces offer Apprentice places because they understand the benefits that Apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.


Find out more about National Apprenticeships.