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Earn While You Learn

Looking for an alternative to university where you can gain skills on the job and earn while you learn? Or are you interested in a career change? An apprenticeship could be right for you! Find your direction and discover your next steps with On Point Apprenticeships. We can help you get a job you'll love.



Qualified Apprentices throughout the North East in a wide range of sectors and industries



We've worked with 100s of employers throughout the region delivering apprenticeships.

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Higher pass rate than the national average, giving you the best chance of success.

Find your direction

Our current apprenticeship vacancies include roles across the North East in Gateshead, Newcastle, Sunderland, and the surrounding areas with local employers from a wide range of industries and sectors.

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Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions by young people considering in apprenticeships.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid work placement where you will be working and studying at the same time with the support of a Tutor and Workplace Mentor. Your responsibilities will start off simple, and as you complete training and gain experience, your role will develop until you are qualified. The study will account for 6 hours of your week can take place either on-site with the employer or off-site with a college/training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship take to complete?

Apprenticeships can last a minimum of 12 months to a maximum of 5 years, varying depending on role and industry. As a general rule of thumb the levels of apprenticeship will take:

Level 2

12-18 Months

Level 3

24 Months


Up to 5 Years

Would I be an employee during my apprenticeship?

Yes, you have the same employee rights as a regular member of staff. The only difference is that you will have a contractual end date.

How much will I be paid as an apprentice?

The national minimum wage for apprentices is currently £4.81 per hour for the first 12 months of your apprenticeship. After 12 months, your pay will rise to the national minimum wage for your age bracket.

Do I get holidays when I complete an apprenticeship?

You will always receive holidays when completing your apprenticeship (minimum of 20 days holiday per year plus national/public holidays). The exact amount may between employers.

Do I have to be aged 16-24 to do an apprenticeship?

You will always receive holidays when completing your apprenticeship (minimum of 20 days holiday per year plus national/public holidays). The exact amount may between employers.

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