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What are the apprenticeship eligibility requirements?


JTL apprenticeships are for men and women aged 16 and over. But they’re not right for everyone. For example, if you’re colour blind, you have a fear of heights, or if you’re in the middle of your education, it might not be the thing for you. For those who do tick the boxes, our apprenticeships provide the training to take them into a career that could last a lifetime.

There are a few things you need to know before you set your heart on a JTL apprenticeship. They are:

  • You need to be aged 16 and over for your employer to benefit from support funding.
  • If you’re older than 19, your employer may need to put some of their own money towards your studies.
  • You need to have been a UK resident for the previous three years, or a national of any European Union (EU) country or European Economic Area (EEA) for the previous three years. This is unless you have an immigration status which exempts you from the three year residency requirement. Contact JTL for more information on this.
  • You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still in education, but you need to have left before you can start with us. As a rule of thumb, you must have left compulsory education after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you are applying.
  • You need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship, although you can apply before you’ve arranged one.
  • Unfortunately, you cannot apply for an apprenticeship with us if you have a degree qualification, or are on any current higher education programme.

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