Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:
Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)
Levels of apprenticeship
An apprenticeship has an equivalent education level and can be:
Who can apply
- Intermediate - equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
- Advanced - equivalent to 2 A level passes
- Higher - can lead to NVQ Level 4 and above, or a foundation degree
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:
How to apply
- 16 or over
- living in England
- not in full-time education
There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.
The National Careers Service has advice on writing applications and what to do at interviews.If you’re unsuccessfulYou can ask for feedback if you don’t get selected for an interview or for the apprenticeship.
- Search for an apprenticeship.
- Sign in or create an account.
- Complete and submit your application.
You can complain if you think you weren’t successful because you were discriminated against, or your treatment in the interview or application process was unfair.
Telephone: 0800 015 0400 or 0247 682 6482
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If you need more experience, or If you feel you’re not ready for an apprenticeship, a traineeship is a course designed to prepare you for one.
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