The apprenticeship ends when the apprentice completes their end-point assessment, typically within 15 months and usually after no more than 18 months.
- Full-time block training in the first 12 weeks of employment;
- Weekly day release for as long as is useful to both employer and apprentice, typically for 4-8 weeks;
- Up to 5 days of supervised mentorship;
- Preparation for the end-point assessment.
The primary purpose of an apprenticeship is the training of the apprentice. Apprentices are considered to be employees from the day their apprenticeship starts. Once the apprenticeship comes to an end, the apprenticeship contract will usually also end. If the apprentice is to continue with the employer after they complete their apprenticeship, they would normally expect to sign a new contract at a new salary.
We recommend that apprentices start on a salary of £18,000 while they are in full-time training, rising to £24,000 after three months when they start working full-time, with subsequent performance reviews at three-month intervals over the course of the apprenticeship, so that by the end of the apprenticeship the apprentice is earning at least 75% of their expected post-apprenticeship pay.
The apprenticeship training can be funded entirely through the apprenticeship levy or, for non-levy payers, through levy transfers, which we can arrange through the London Progression Collaboration.