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Hi, firstly, sorry this isn't really "money saving" related so feel free to ignore.

I want to do an apprenticeship, want to be a mechanic and don't know which companies are good to work for, which apprenticeship scheme is best, etc.
Google just gets me to a load of job adverts on Indeed.

Can anyone offer some advice on where to find useful resources on apprenticeships, maybe any "reviews" from people who have completed apprenticeships with certain companies etc.

Its been a while since I was in school so this information isn't just handed out to me any more...
Thanks

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  • MarconMarcon Forumite
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    https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/ for reviews and opportunities.
    Just be warned that the top apprenticeships are very, very competitive and can be harder to get on than the best degree courses. 



  • MarkN88MarkN88 Forumite
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    Lots of employers use indeed to advertise their apprentice vacancies just make sure the training on offer is adequate. Approach local colleges too they will help. 
  • treeroytreeroy Forumite
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    https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/ for reviews and opportunities.
    Just be warned that the top apprenticeships are very, very competitive and can be harder to get on than the best degree courses. 



    Thanks.

    Yeah I know apprenticeships can be competitive; on the other hand, as a 24 year old i have way more experience and ability than a 16 year old. But I don't know if maybe employers don't like hiring older apprentices, as they have to pay them more.
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    treeroy said:
    https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/ for reviews and opportunities.
    Just be warned that the top apprenticeships are very, very competitive and can be harder to get on than the best degree courses. 



    Thanks.

    Yeah I know apprenticeships can be competitive; on the other hand, as a 24 year old i have way more experience and ability than a 16 year old. But I don't know if maybe employers don't like hiring older apprentices, as they have to pay them more.
    For the first year of an apprenticeship that’s not true. They can pay you the current NMW for an apprentice. 
  • comeandgocomeandgo Forumite
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    treeroy said:
    https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/ for reviews and opportunities.
    Just be warned that the top apprenticeships are very, very competitive and can be harder to get on than the best degree courses. 



    Thanks.

    Yeah I know apprenticeships can be competitive; on the other hand, as a 24 year old i have way more experience and ability than a 16 year old. But I don't know if maybe employers don't like hiring older apprentices, as they have to pay them more.
    Older apprentices do find it more difficult to get jobs, and the first year your pay is about £4 an hour, after that it has to be equal to or more than national minimum so a 17 year old will cost the company less than a 25 year old.  There are sometimes government schemes where a company gets higher grants for taking on older apprentices.
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