What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job where the employee learns and gains valuable experiences whilst working and getting paid. There are apprenticeships on offer from Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs) to Level 6 (equivalent to degree level).

You will get on-the-job training and you will spend 20% of your working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider. The Apprenticeship leads to a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships take between 1 – 5 years to complete depending on the level.


What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?

As an apprenticeship you will:

  • Learn and train for a specific job
  • Get paid employment with holiday leave
  • Get hands-on-experience in a sector/role of interest
    study for at least 20% of your working hours (off-the-job training)
  • Complete assessments during and at the end of the Apprenticeship
  • Be on a career path with lots of future potential

Who are Apprenticeships for?

To become an apprentice, you must:

  • Be 16 or over
  • Not already be in full-time education
  • Live in England

Applying for an Apprenticeship

There are lots of different apprenticeships to choose from. To apply, you will need to create your own account on the find the apprenticeship service. If your application is successful, the employer will invite you for an interview.


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