How apprenticeships work, and the subjects on offer, are not identical across the UK. Here we give you a quick summary of the key differences in each country:
Scotland: 16 – 24
Wales: any age
Northern Ireland: 16 – 24
England: any age.
Scotland: 25+, but this is limited
Northern Ireland: 25+, but this is limited
England: any age
Scotland: Only for the over 25s
Northern Ireland: no
England: if your business is not a levy payer then you only pay 10% of the cost of training and the government pays the other 90%.
Scotland: yes, based on your location
Northern Ireland: yes, between £250 and £750 depending upon the age of the apprentice and the qualification they are studying
England: yes, and the EDA Apprenticehips Plus team can guide you.
Scotland: no, but there is a range of apprenticeship subjects to choose from. EDA Apprenticeships Plus can guide you.
Wales: no, but guidance available
Northern Ireland: no, but guidance available
England: yes and you can find out more here.