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    • andygb
    • By andygb 17th Jul 17, 9:00 AM
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    andygb
    Is this a real job
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    • 17th Jul 17, 9:00 AM
    Is this a real job 17th Jul 17 at 9:00 AM
    Although I am in work, I still get emails from what I thought were relevant, genuine job sites.
    So, today one from "totaljobs" was lurking in my spam folder.
    I shall copy and paste some of the details.

    Dear Andy ,
    We recommend this job for you. Take a look and see if you want to apply.

    Apprenticeship in Business Administration L2 - £131.25 per week

    Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from April 1st 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

    Skills Required :
    Essential Skills
    Microsoft Office
    Microsoft Excell spreadsheets
    Organisational skills
    Ability to prioritise workload
    Enjoy working in a diverse and busy environment

    Desirable Skills
    Experience in providing data support and administration

    So, they already want someone with previous skills in administration.
    How can anyone survive on that pay?
    Last edited by andygb; 17-07-2017 at 9:04 AM.
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    • ScorpiondeRooftrouser
    • By ScorpiondeRooftrouser 17th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
    • #2
    • 17th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
    At 16-19? By living at home with their parents.
    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 17th Jul 17, 9:25 AM
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    • #3
    • 17th Jul 17, 9:25 AM
    • #3
    • 17th Jul 17, 9:25 AM
    It is indeed & that funnily enough is the same as my first job.
    • andygb
    • By andygb 17th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    • #4
    • 17th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:54 AM
    At 16-19? By living at home with their parents.
    Originally posted by ScorpiondeRooftrouser

    And over 19 in their first year as an "apprentice".
    These so called apprenticeships are just an excuse for employers to get around the minimum wage laws.
    • Fireflyaway
    • By Fireflyaway 17th Jul 17, 1:24 PM
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    • #5
    • 17th Jul 17, 1:24 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 1:24 PM
    I agree. My company hired an apprentice. He does exactly the same as our admin team but gets paid much less!
    You could have the IT experience from use at school or personal use and as the others say, if you live at home the pay is sufficient. Might be a good way to get on the ladder.
    • marlot
    • By marlot 17th Jul 17, 1:48 PM
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    • #6
    • 17th Jul 17, 1:48 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 1:48 PM
    An apprentice should be spending at least 20% of their time off the job, doing training.

    http://feweek.co.uk/2017/03/20/making-sense-of-the-20-off-the-job-apprenticeship-funding-rule/
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