What are the expected apprenticeship hours? As an apprentice, you can expect to work in the region of 30 hours per week, plus a day of study – in line with the government’s guidelines for apprentice work hours. Advertisement. Why the ads? Advertisement. Why the ads? Understanding full-time apprenticeships A full-time apprenticeship is essentially a full-time job with a study or training element. Who pays for apprenticeship training? If you’re between the ages of 16 and 24, you won’t have to fund your own tuition, it's your employer and the government who cover the fees. How long does an apprenticeship last? The minimum duration by law is 12 months, but they can be anything up to six years if you choose to go part time. What happens at the end of an apprenticeship? It means that you’ve upheld the delicate balance between work, study, and your social life – and somewhere in there, you’ve gone and bagged yourself a useful qualification. Do apprentices still pay tax? Apprentices pay income tax in the same way most people do – if you’re earning over £12,500 per year, you’ll have to pay your share. Understanding apprenticeship wages You're treated like any other paid employee, clocking up holiday pay as you go, but you’re also working towards a debt free qualification. Advertisement. Why the ads? What is an average apprenticeship wage? Every apprenticeship is tailored to the person doing it. Not only that, but pay varies dramatically based on the sector you’re in, your employer, and your level of study. Advertisement. Why the ads? Advertisement. Why the ads? Discovering apprenticeships for 2020 There are a lot of apprenticeships out there. And, like jobs, there’s no one place to find them. We show you where to start looking. What time of year do apprenticeships start? There are no set rules around apprenticeship start dates – it depends on the employer and when they need to recruit to fit their business needs.