Earn while you learn in an apprenticeship

Sarah, a Skills and Development Adviser at Inspira talks to Emily about the benefits of being an apprentice. Emily started as a Business Administration Apprentice, completing her Level 2 and 3 in Business Administration. After completing her Level 3 earlier this year, Emily progressed into a full-time Business Admin Assistant role at Inspira. She has also gone on to secure additional responsibilities, such as auditing and compliance. Sarah asks Emily questions like:

  • What subjects did you enjoy in school/ were they related to your role now?
  • Where did you go for your work experience?
  • What did you do after Year 11?
  • What do you have on your CV, other than your qualifications, which helps you to stand out?
  • What are your plans for the future?


Apprenticeships offer a unique opportunity for individuals to earn and gain vital work experience while still being able to study. Check out our Apprenticeship Guide 2022 for more info.

It’s a common misconception that apprenticeships are just for school leavers or young people, however, there’s no upper age limit. Remember, you do need to be 16 or over to enrol on an apprenticeship. Making it a perfect route for anyone looking to upskill themselves in an existing skill or a new one altogether. While apprentices receive the National Minimum Wage, there are different rates of pay. It will depend on your age and what year of the apprenticeship you are in, for more info click here.

If you want to earn while you learn, get in touch with an Inspira Adviser to explore your options and for free personalised careers advice today.

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