Helping you find the right apprentice

At the Heritage Skills Academy, we know how important it is to your business to find the right apprentice.

We will work conscientiously to ensure that applicants are well matched to the potential employer and show the right levels of interest and commitment. We don’t always get it right but we try our very hardest to do so.


The Apprenticeship Programme is funded by the Government through the Education & Skills Funding Agency (SFA). All elements of the training programme will be funded except for travel and accommodation costs.

Note: Based on current funding rules Apprentices aged 16 to 18 are fully funded by the ESFA. Apprentices aged 19+ are 90% funded requiring mandatory a 10% contribution by the employer.


  • Transport
  • Overnight accommodation and meals (4 nights – Monday to Thursday)
  • Note: Accommodation and meal costs are approximately £60 per night (to be confirmed).

Based on 7 weeks block per year, this equates to £1,680.00 per annum + travel


The market place for attracting the right calibre of applicant is very competitive and policy has for many years encouraged young people to stay in education and aim for ‘A’ levels and university.

We therefore have to provide an offer which attracts the calibre of applicant we require and offers parents the confidence that our industry offers a first class career.

We therefore recommend the following salary structure (based on a 40 hour week):

First 3 months

£7,800 – (£3.75/hour – £150/week)

Subject to satisfactory performance, attitude and progress review after 3 months

£10,400 – (£5.00/hour – £200/week)

Increases following the first year should reflect progress, performance and National Minimum Wage guidelines.

For your information – National Minimum Wage (effective 1st April 2017) are:


  • £7.50 per hour – 25 yrs old and over
  • £7.05 per hour – 21-24 yrs old
  • £5.60 per hour – 18-20 yrs old
  • £4.05 per hour – 16-17 yrs old
  • £3.50 per hour – Apprentice (first year)

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