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Find some Frequently Asked Questions about Apprenticeships below, but if there's anything else you need to know please get in touch with us.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a career that combines practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll work alongside experienced staff, gain job-specific skills, earn a wage, study towards a related qualification. Apprenticeships can take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on which level you are studying. See the information on our Apprenticeships and Careers pages.

How do I apply for the Savile Row apprenticeship?

The Savile Row apprenticeship scheme offers a unique opportunity to learn directly at the hands of the most skilled practitioners of bespoke tailoring in the world. You should apply for an SRBA apprenticeship direct to a member tailoring house. Those young people lucky enough to gain employment will have access to the most experienced masters of the trade.

What are the application process and different potential pathways?

If you look on our Careers page at our Apprentice profiles you will see how young people have been successful in applying for an apprenticeship. You will see on the Apprenticeships page a qualification pathway table which gives an overview of a potential career route.

How long does an Apprenticeship last?

Depending on the skills you already have when you enter an apprenticeship, it can last anywhere from 3 to 5 years.

Who is eligible to become an apprentice?

Anyone in England aged 16 years old and above, whether employed, unemployed or leaving school. There is no upper age limit. There are no formal qualifications needed to do a bespoke tailoring apprenticeship.

How much can I earn?

Many apprentices in bespoke earn more than the minimum apprentice rates depending on the company that supports their training. Please see the link on our careers page which explains the national minimum wage rates according to your age.

Can I apply directly for an apprenticeship or should I go through a college first?

Yes, its possible to apply directly for an apprenticeship and train in employment although many young people do courses in colleges and universities. You will see from our apprenticeship profiles the different ways that young people have entered the trade.