Apprentices:Written question - 42436

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Asked by Stephen Timms
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Asked on: 11 July 2016
Department for Education
Apprentices
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the maximum duration is of an apprenticeship.
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Answered by: Robert Halfon
Answered on: 28 July 2016

To ensure that apprenticeships are focused on providing sustained and substantial training, they must last for at least 12 months. We do not set a maximum duration centrally, but apprenticeships generally take between one and four years to complete.

The suggested duration of each apprenticeship is set by employers when designing the apprenticeship standard.

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