Discover Apprenticeships

These days you can do an apprenticeship in almost anything you can think of - from design to management. It's a great option after you leave school. Find out more!

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“How many opportunities it opens up for you”

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“You are part of the team, you have real responsibilities”

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“You can do an apprenticeship in almost anything!”

Jack, leadership and management level 3

“A wide range of people do apprenticeships”

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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job. You’ll get a salary, and on top of that you’ll get hands-on training as well as studying support to earn a qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeships and coronavirus

Due to the pandemic, many employers have found ways to offer young people virtual apprenticeships with lots of online support, video call meeting sessions and support with working from home.

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Why do an apprenticeship?

  • You can get paid to learn and build your skills
  • They are a great way to combine study with valuable work experience
  • You can get apprenticeships in all 15 of the main business areas

What can you expect from an apprenticeship?

You need to be aged 16 or over to apply for an apprenticeship. You’ll combine learning at work with at least 20% of your time spent training. This training will relate to your job and usually takes place in a college, university or with a training provider. The training might be on day-release (with you going to college one day a week). As an alternative you might get block training, where you could have a week of training in one go.

What types of apprenticeship are there?

You can pick an apprentice type to suit your level:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) – equivalent to 5 GCSEs
  • Advanced (Level 3) – equivalent to 2 A-levels
  • Higher (Level 4/5) – can lead to Level 4 qualification or foundation degree
  • Degree (Level 6/7) – equivalent to bachelor’s or master’s degree, with no tuition fees.

Virtual Apprenticeship Week 2020 Highlights

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