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Apprenticeships - 5 things we bet you didn't know!

You’ve probably heard of apprenticeships – the earn-while-you-learn placements that combine formal training with work-based experience. But we suspect that you probably don’t realise that…London apprentices get discount travel

If you’re 18 or over, live in a London borough and are in the first year of an approved apprenticeship, you’ll save 30% off the price of an adult Travel card and Bus and Tram pass.

Having apprentices boosts business

Eight in ten customers say they’re more likely to buy products or services from a company that they know takes on apprentices. So having apprentices is a seriously good look!

Many employers pay more than they have to

The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.73 per hour – but many employers prefer to pay their apprentices more. Research shows that the average salary is approx £170 per week.

There are way more to choose from than you think

Incredibly, there are more than 250 different types of apprenticeships available, offering over 1,400 job roles. Which one will you pick?

Apprentices are part of the team

Over 80% of those employers who employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive. In other words, apprentices should remember that just as they are benefitting, their employer is too!