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Is there an age limit on apprenticeships?

A very common question that people want to know is what is the minimum and maximum age that you can start an apprenticeship. Luckily the answer is very straight forward.

In the UK, the minimum age you are required to be to start an apprenticeship is 16. This also means that you will be entitled to the minimum apprenticeship wage.

There is no maximum age limit on an apprenticeship, which means that adults can a should apply for them. When applying for an apprenticeships as an adult, you should consider the short term impact it will have on your income, as the apprentice minimum wage differs from the national minimum wage during the first year of your apprenticeship.