Frequently Asked Questions

Ask your employer to email with your details and the apprenticeship you want to apply for. When you are ready to apply, employed in a relevant job role and with the full support of your employer, go to

Anyone living in England, over the age of 16 and not in education can apply for an apprenticeship (including school leavers) if they meet the right to work and study criteria (LSBU’S min age is 18 yrs).

Each apprenticeship course has its own entry criteria which depend on the level of the course as well as the employer requirements. Take a look on our website, for more information on the apprenticeship standard &/or on the individual course pages on our website for specific entry requirements.

You must be working within the correct job role for the apprenticeship standard you are applying for.

Apprentices are paid a salary from their employer so they do not qualify for the standard student loan.

Your employers and/or the government meet the cost of your training. You will not have to contribute towards your fees.

This is something you would have to ask your employer - LSBU do not have any involvement in the salary side of finances. There is a national apprentice minimum wage (£3.70).

This will depend on your employer. Training funding usually only covers your course and assessment.

Apprentices have 12 weeks to find a new employer to sponsor them. Also contact in case we are aware of any employers that are looking for apprentices in your field.

Have you applied for an apprenticeship course? If so, you will need to speak to our Admissions team about your application. If you are wanting to discuss your apprenticeship contracts please email

Once an apprentice starts at LSBU they will be treated just the same as one of our full time students, with all the support and guidance the university has to offer.

Take a look at the government website - and

There is also the National Careers Service - They offer assistance before or during their apprenticeship they can call the free phone helpline on 0800 0150 400 between 8am-10pm, seven days a week. Parents and guardians may also contact the helpline on their behalf.

If an applicant does not have an employer already and is searching for apprenticeship opportunities, they can register on the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website to apply for apprenticeships. LSBU advertises some vacancies on behalf of employers on the NAS website. Applicants can also research apprentices and apply directly on employer websites.

If an applicant has an employer and they’re willing to support your apprenticeship application, they can apply directly to LSBU. Please ask you employer to email with all the details and the apprenticeship you want to study.

If there is a course offered by LSBU that is not yet confirmed as an apprenticeship, your employer can still support you to study this at LSBU. Here is a address for the ESS pages on the website -

To apply for an apprenticeship course, they need to be in the appropriate apprenticeship position based upon the apprenticeship standard.

Please check on our website that the programme they enquiring about is as an approved/ validated apprenticeship course

They can apply for a course via our website:

For more information as an employer please contact the apprenticeship team on +44(0) 207 815 7304 or email us at

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