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Starting your apprenticeship

Before you start your apprenticeship, your employer will usually contact you. When they do, you should try to find out:

  • your working hours 

  • the dress code

  • what you need to bring - for example, your ID or a notepad and pens

  • your travel options - for example, where to park or the nearest train station

  • who to ask for on your first day

If you already work at the same place you're starting your apprenticeship, then ask your employer directly.

You’ll spend at least 20% of your working time doing ‘off-the-job training’ for your apprenticeship. There are lots of different ways you can do this training. For example, at a college, university or online at your place of work. 

Your employer will find a suitable training provider for you.

To find out more about training providers, you can:

  • speak to your teacher or careers adviser 

  • speak to your employer

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