Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:
work alongside experienced staff
gain job-specific skills
earn a wage and get holiday pay
get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)
Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level. They have equivalent educational levels and some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.
|Equivalent educational level
|4, 5, 6 and 7
|Foundation degree and above
|6 and 7
|Bachelor's or Master's degree
Who can apply
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:
16 or over by the end of the summer holidays
living in England
not in full-time education
How to apply
There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.
Search for an apprenticeship
Sign in or create an account.
Complete and submit your application.
The National Careers Service has advice on writing applications and what to do at interviews.
For further information please see: www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide