Apprenticeships and Haringey Community Gold


An apprenticeship is a real job with a paid salary, providing you with work experience and training while you work. You get paid and train at the same time, with at least 20% of your time spent in off the job training, often at a college, university or with a training provider. The benefits of an apprenticeship are that you train to be fully competent in your chosen occupation and you’re on a career path.

Your apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete, depending on which one you choose, what level it’s at, and your previous experience.

If you’re interested in doing an apprenticeship but don’t which ones are out there, visit the GOV.UK website where you can do a search based on your location and interests.

A training provider is an organisation that will arrange and deliver the accredited training that forms the basis of the apprenticeship.

Your salary will depend upon the industry, location and type of apprenticeship you choose. The minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.90 per hour if you’re aged 16 to 18 – but many employers pay far more than this. If you’re aged 19 or over and have completed the first year of your apprenticeship, you are entitled to the national minimum wage for your age.

An apprenticeship can be based anywhere within reasonable travelling distance. It may be based outside the borough, or you may be asked to work outside the borough from time to time if the organisation is in Haringey.

You will be paid for at least 30 hours per week, where you can expect to work 4 days and train for 1 day. When you are not in college you will be expected to attend work.

This will depend on the employer, but you may be eligible for a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard or Apprentice Oyster photocard.

A minimum of one year or until the successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Your training provider will support you throughout this process.

Not all employers will be able retain their apprentices at the end of the apprenticeship and this will depend on the type of firm and/or their circumstances. Where this is not possible, apprentices can receive application, CV and interview support from their training provider.


Need some support, want to join a sports club, or trying to build up your skills? Haringey Community Gold is here to help young people boost their confidence and make the most of opportunities available. See what’s on offer, and if you’re interested contact the Community Gold team – details below.

Work works

Work Works provides support to young people who have gone through or are going through the court and prison system, helping them to develop skills through training and employment.


NLPC supports disadvantaged young people to develop employment skills through training, internships/placements and work.

Access UK

BAME careers service for 16-21-year-olds, working with young people across Haringey and supporting them into employment.

Off the Streets Less Heat

Provides sports activities for young people aged 13-21 on the Broadwater Farm estate.

My Training Plan

Fitness sessions and active mentoring for young people in a purpose-built gym helping them to develop their confidence.

Thinking Space

Thinking Space provides a safe space where young people can talk about their feelings, share their stories and thoughts, and reflect.


Provides outdoor fun and challenging activities for children and young people.

Bridge Renewal Trust

The Bridge Renewal Trust deliver practical ways for young people to live healthier lives through projects within the community helping them to develop life-long skills.

Contact the Community Gold team


Call Katie: 07967 442 443


Haringey Community Gold
River Park House
225 High Road
N22 8HQ

Where else can I go?


National service Fearless has a list of places you can turn to for support if you are worried by knife crime, county lines and many other issues. It also allows young people to pass on information about crime 100% anonymously. Visit:

If you are – or someone else is – in immediate danger, dial 999