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    Hey, I've sort of been considering an apprenticeship for a while (currently studying A2) - however I don't really want to stay where I live now. Is it feasible to apply for an apprenticeship elsewhere in the country and rent a flat? Would anyone reply if I don't even live in that area - because there's no point getting accommodation before I receive any offers.
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    Hello,

    Most employers will expect applications from all over the country - so it's absolutely feasible to apply for an apprenticeship elsewhere. If your employer is concerned that you live elsewhere in the country, this is something you can bring up in your interview to assure the employer that you are intending on relocating.

    Before you apply, it's worth finding out what the salary will be and what the rough rental costs are in the area near your chosen employer; as you need to ensure you will be able to afford to relocate.

    We've got a couple of advice articles over on Milkround School Leavers that may help you, including city guides, top tips for relocating and helpful apps for moving house.

    Let us know if you have any other questions - best of luck!

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    (Original post by Hodgeheg117)
    Hey, I've sort of been considering an apprenticeship for a while (currently studying A2) - however I don't really want to stay where I live now. Is it feasible to apply for an apprenticeship elsewhere in the country and rent a flat? Would anyone reply if I don't even live in that area - because there's no point getting accommodation before I receive any offers.
    It really depends on finances. Some of the bigger names offer more reasonable salaries, but if you were on the minimum apprentice wage of £3.30 per hour that wouldn't be enough to pay rent on its own, so you would need additional financial support to manage.
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    Hello,

    Most employers will expect applications from all over the country - so it's absolutely feasible to apply for an apprenticeship elsewhere. If your employer is concerned that you live elsewhere in the country, this is something you can bring up in your interview to assure the employer that you are intending on relocating.

    Before you apply, it's worth finding out what the salary will be and what the rough rental costs are in the area near your chosen employer; as you need to ensure you will be able to afford to relocate.

    We've got a couple of advice articles over on Milkround School Leavers that may help you, including city guides, top tips for relocating and helpful apps for moving house.

    Let us know if you have any other questions - best of luck!

    Chantelle & The Milkround School Leavers team
    Thanks a bunch! Lots of great information - I'm gonna contact some employers first and express interest. If I make them aware of the situation prior to applying it'll make the whole situation easier.
 
 
 
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