What are Apprenticeships?
Apprenticeship – a definition
An Apprenticeship is a form of vocational training based on a mixture of work-based and theoretical learning.
There are four core participants in any Government funded Apprenticeship:
- The employer the primary provider of learning in the workplace, pays the apprentice a wage.
- The apprentice expected to contribute to the productivity of the employer and to carry out the required learning.
- The training provider provides off-the-job tuition and completes the paper work associated with the apprenticeship.
- The Government – provides funds to cover training in some cases but not wages.