How do I become a Way2Work apprentice?
Stage 1
  • Look at our current vacancies page, and select an apprenticeship job that you would like to apply for.
  • Complete the online application form, and we will contact you to make an appointment for you to visit us for an interview at our office in Twickenham, Middlesex.
  • We then interview you and give you further information about your selected vacancy and the qualifications.
Stage 2
  • If you are successful, we will arrange for you to attend a competitive interview with the employer.
  • Once you have had a first interview, you may be required to have a second interview or work trial.
  • We will give you feedback after each stage of the interview process.
Stage 3
  • Once you are offered a job, you will have a three week “settling-in” period at work before you start your apprenticeship training.
  • An agreed number of working hours are allocated for your apprenticeship.
  • A Way2Work assessor visits you and your employer at least once per month to assist you through your apprenticeship.
  • Way2Work provide an excellent support and monitoring service throughout your entire training period.

All our employers agree to a Way2Work employer contract which ensures fair work and training conditions. They agree to comply to our policies and requirements.

Personal Safety
Personal safety is important to us all, and we feel that young people need extra guidance when it comes to taking care of themselves whilst travelling. The safety leaflet on the left is provided free for your information, and designed to give you useful tips and information to help improve your personal safety. These tips are suggestions only and should not be regarded as comprehensive sources of advice.
For further advice regarding personal safety and awareness please visit any of the following websites:
Way2Work Apprenticeship Salaries
Employers have the final say about apprentice wages, pay increases, and bonuses etc. Way2Work ensure that apprentice salaries meet national minimum wage requirements and remain fair, competitive, and attractive.
We recommend employers pay a minimum weekly wage of around £150 p/week for Childcare apprenticeships and £200 p/week for other occupational areas including Business Administration, Customer Service, ICT and Warehouse & Stores apprenticeships. Many of our employers, however, choose to pay more than the recommended minimum wage, and apprentices can earn upto £300 p/week.
From May 1st 2017, all first year apprentices working directly for Richmond upon Thames Borough Council will receive £210 p/week. Apprentices in their second year will receive highly competitive rates based upon their age and the national minimum wage requirements.
National Minimum Wage Rates (NMW)
Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice*
2017 (From 1st April) £7.50 £7.05 £5.60 £4.05 £3.50
2016 £7.20 £6.95 £5.55 £4.00 £3.40
2015 N/A £6.70 £5.30 £3.87 £3.30
2014 N/A £6.50 £5.13 £3.79 £2.73
2013 N/A £6.31 £5.03 £3.72 £2.68
2012 N/A £6.19 £4.98 £3.68 £2.65
2011 N/A £6.08 £4.98 £3.68 £2.60
2010 N/A £5.93 £4.92 £3.64 £2.50

The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice – you must be at least school leaving age to get it.

Apprentices are entitled to the apprentice rate if they’re either:

  • Aged under 19
  • Aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

Apprentices are entitled to the minimum wage for their age if they both:

  • Are aged 19 or over
  • Have completed the first year of their apprenticeship