What could the Future You achieve?

In four short weeks you could be kickstarting an exciting tech or digital career with a QA apprenticeship. You get all the training, experience and support you need without going to university.

Listen to these apprentices and let them inspire you

Hear how Georgia and Youness kickstarted their careers with a QA apprenticeship.

Georgia Shaw
Project Management Apprenticeship

Youness Snehaji
Software Development Apprenticeship

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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a paid job that involves studying and on-the-job training. Designed to give you work-ready skills and a nationally recognised qualification, it’s a great opportunity to learn while you earn.

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Frequently asked questions


How much do I get paid as an apprentice?

Apprenticeships pay at the very least the national minimum wage (£5.28 per hour for 16–17-year-olds and £7.49 per hour for 18–20-year-olds from April 2023). However, QA’s apprenticeship vacancies pay on average between £15,000 - £18,000, with some starting as high as £25,000 per annum, and are often increased after the first year of training.

How long do apprenticeships last?

Apprenticeships must last at least one year, but can last up to five, depending on the level of apprenticeship you choose. Most apprenticeships offered by QA last between one and two years.

Do I need to be good at technical subjects like maths and science and computer studies to consider a career in technology?

No, most employers are looking for a passion for tech, and a willingness to learn. And the even better news is that there is no one type of tech person. In fact, it is an increasingly diverse, vibrant, and in-demand sector.

How many hours a week will I work as an apprentice?

As an apprentice, you will work at least 30 hours per week with your employer and undertake part-time study.

How many days will I get to study?

Apprentices must spend 20% of their working time studying for their qualification. How this is structured is up to the employer, the apprentice, and the training provider to work out. The two common options are: 

  •  Four days working and one day of study per week
  • Block release: You study for one or two weeks at a time and then work for one or two weeks at a time

Do I get sick pay and holiday pay?

Yes. An apprenticeship is just another route into work and all apprentices are entitled to the same benefits as permanent employees – a salary, annual leave, and sick pay.

Is there a guaranteed job at the end of an apprenticeship?

An employer does not have to offer you permanent employment once the apprenticeship ends. However over 90% of apprentices at QA end up with a permanent role, and of course a nationally recognised qualification.

Who chooses which training provider I study with?

Your employer will have a specific training provider that they are partnered with to deliver the apprenticeship. QA is the #1 Training Provider for tech and digital apprenticeships in the UK.

Can I move from one employer to another but continue with my apprenticeship?

Yes. You can change jobs and continue the same apprenticeship. You won't have to start your studies all over again. However, your new employer must be providing apprenticeships already and your training provider must agree that the new employer is suitable.

When do apprenticeships start?

QA apprenticeships start throughout the year. Check out our live vacancies any time at https://www.qa.com/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-jobs/.