Earn while you learn on the job
Anyone over the age of 16 can be an apprentice and Government pays up to 95% of training costs.
FAQs by Apprentices
An Apprenticeship is a training programme, where you can earn a salary working for an employer, while gaining a qualification and learning the key skills and behaviours you need to advance in your career. You’ll develop practical experience on the job, while simultaneously studying for a professional qualification.
Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers anymore, if you’re aged 16 or over, you can progress your career with an Apprenticeship in a variety of industries. At FAR Training, you can start at Level 2 and progress up to a Level 4 apprenticeship in accounting.
*Please note the above information is for England only.
You must work for an employer or we will find an employer for you and;
- Be 16 years or older.
- Have the right to work in England.
- Spend at least 50% of their working hours in England.
- Not be in full time education.
Apprenticeships are an effective way for you to progress your career by earning while you learn a job-relevant qualification
Apprenticeships contribute towards:
- Achieving your career goals
- Earn a salary while you train for an accounting qualification
- Avoid University fees
- Take advantage of student discounts
- Keep your current contract and role at your employment but use the Apprenticeship to develop your skills and career
There are no costs involved to the apprentice. As apprentices, you are employees within your organisation, with free training available to you to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
You will get paid at least an apprenticeship wage. You can find out more about the minimum rates by clicking here. The Apprenticeship minimum wage relates to apprentices aged 16 to 18 or aged 19 and above in the first year of their Apprenticeship.
Each apprenticeship is different so they vary in length. Our Accounting Apprenticeships we offer vary from around 13 – 24 months.
For example: a level 2 apprenticeship can usually take up to 13 months whereas a level 4 accounting apprenticeship could take 24 months.
This duration also depends on your attitude, approach and commitment to progress.
Apprentices are entitled to get paid at least the National Minimum Wage. Current Apprenticeship minimum rates of pay are available here.
However, many employers tend to pay higher than the minimum wage.
If you already have a job and would like to do an accounting Apprenticeship, you need to ensure that you work in a relevant job role. For example, if you wish to do the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Standard, you could not work in IT, you must work in an Accounting related role in order to be able to gain and show your competence. You will need to speak to your Manager to get in touch with us so they can apply for your apprenticeship.
If you are a school leaver or completed your A-Levels and want us to help you find your first role and Apprenticeship, please do get in touch with us on 01904 702563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org/
Please note you are not able to complete an Apprenticeship if you have already obtained a qualification in the same subject area, at the same level. So, for example if you have a Degree in Accountancy (equivalent to a Level 6), you can’t complete an Accountancy Apprenticeship at Levels 2-6. However, if you have a degree in Art you can complete an Accountancy Apprenticeship at any level.