It is planned that you will complete the programme over an 18 month period. You should aim to finish within that time; however, you cannot complete an apprenticeship in less than 366 days.
Answers to all the key questions you’ll need to get started
- How long does the programme take?keyboard_arrow_down
- How often will I see my assessor, in person and on the phone?keyboard_arrow_down
You will have contact with your assessor for a formal review every 4-5 weeks. Those sessions will either be face to face, or over the phone.
- How many workshops will I need to attend?keyboard_arrow_down
You will attend a workshop, on average, once a month and it will be away from your workplace.
- Will I get to meet other apprentices doing the same programme?keyboard_arrow_down
Yes at each workshop you will come together with 9 other apprentices. It will be an opportunity to share experiences, and find some peer support. We always ensure that you are connected to colleagues, managers, mentors and other apprentices throughout your apprenticeship.
- Who will be my employer?keyboard_arrow_down
An event agency, a hotel, a conference/meeting venue… you can work for any employer who organises events. We partner with renowned organisations that can provide a structured and insightful experience for all of our apprentices.
- Will I have to complete programme work in my own time?keyboard_arrow_down
Yes you will be expected to do some ‘homework’. It is your career and you need to invest some time in it – probably a couple of hours per week.
- How much will I get paid?keyboard_arrow_down
This may vary depending on the role and the employer, but you can expect to earn at least the minimum wage of £3.30 per hour – https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Am I entitled to holiday and sick pay?keyboard_arrow_down
Yes you will, just like all other employees who work at your company.
- What happens at the end of the apprenticeship programme?keyboard_arrow_down
You will be encouraged to apply for vacancies at your company, if they are available. There will be workshops as you get close to the end to help prepare you for applying for your first full-time role.