What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job and an apprentice will be employed from day one.  Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

An apprentice will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • be given time for study related to their role (the equivalent of one day a week)

All apprenticeships included elements of on the job and off the job training, leading to industry recognised standards of qualifications.

There are different levels of apprenticeships available:

  • Level 2 – Intermediate – Equivalent to 5 GCSE passes 9 – 4
  • Level 3 – Advanced – Equivalent to 2 A level passes/Level 3 Diploma
  • Levels  4,5,6,7 – Higher – Equivalent to Foundation degree and above
  • Level 6 & 7 – Degree – Equivalent to Batchelor’s or masters degree

Entry requirements

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16 living in England.  All vacancies shown on Find an Apprenticeship  will clearly state what the entry requirements are for the job role being advertised.

Where to find apprenticeships

Look on the National Apprenticeship website. Across England there are currently 12000 – 20000 apprenticeship vacancies on there!To apply simply register on the website and follow the step by step instructions!

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