What you need to know before starting an apprenticeship?

Year13 Clip – David Hennessy

  • Consider the stats. Before you jump into an apprenticeship, you should take a deeper look at what you’re getting yourself into.
  • Getting support is a great idea.
  • There are more leadership and growth opportunities than you think.
  • There’s heaps of work for young people.

Is 22 too old for an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship can be undertaken by anyone 16 or older however there are different funding rules for each age bracket. This means that some people are eligible for more funding towards their apprenticeship training.

How do I find an employer for an apprenticeship?

contact employers in your area to ask if they are hiring apprentices. tell people you know in the trade that you are looking for work. ask employers about the skills they are looking for in their apprentices. visit trade associations or union websites (if they have them) to see if they have a jobs board.

How do you ask for an apprenticeship in an email?

Cover Letter Rules

  1. Your apprenticeship cover letter should be 3-4 paragraphs.
  2. Make sure you tailor your letter specifically to the role you are applying for.
  3. Be clear, to the point and honest.
  4. Check your spelling and grammar.
  5. Don’t include a Head Shot unless it’s specifically requested.
  6. Fail to Prepare – Prepare to Fail.

Is an apprenticeship better than uni?

University is respected for the depth of knowledge and transferrable skills it provides, while apprenticeships are valued for their practical nature and real-life work experience opportunities.

Can you go straight into a Level 3 apprenticeship?

Advanced (Level 3) – generally considered to be equivalent to two A level passes. Some industries want apprentices who have three or more GCSEs, but other employers don’t specify any formal qualifications. Some may ask for previous experience in the industry.

How much do apprenticeships cost?

Tuition costs vary depending on the trade, however they are typically $200 to $800 per session. Additional expenses may include books, equipment, tools, registration fees and possibly travel expenses. In 2006-2007, apprentices paid about $1,400 a year for tuition, textbooks, registration fees and tools.

How much does a 1st year electrical apprentice earn?

Wages for a first-year electrician apprentice are a percentage of what a Journeyman Electrician earns. For example, during the first year, an average pay rate would be $18.44 per hour. After working 1000 hours, you can expect a modest wage increase. Pay increases, incrementally, as you gain more experience.

What is the maximum age to get an apprenticeship?

You’re never too old to do an apprenticeship There is no upper age limit for becoming an apprentice, although arrangements for funding do differ if you are over 24 years of age. There is fair access to apprenticeships and so your age shouldn’t affect whether you’ll get onto an apprenticeship.

Do apprentices get a pay rise when they turn 21?

Adult apprentices This means that if an apprentice begins their apprenticeship at 20 years of age, they are not eligible to receive adult apprentice wage rates, even if they will turn 21 during their apprenticeship. Adult apprentices will usually have their own pay rate in an award.

Do apprentices get pay rises?

Apprentices are entitled to pay Wage rates during your apprenticeship should increase incrementally as you develop your skills levels and knowledge.

Is it hard to get an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships aren’t the ‘easy’ option. Holding down a full-time job and studying takes commitment and hard work, and it won’t be right for everyone. You’ll need to prove yourself in the workplace, while getting to grips with studying for a higher level qualification.