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 Apprenticeships provide an exciting opportunity for those students who are looking to start their career in the workplace whilst still gaining more qualifications.

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and qualifications - and get paid.  You are an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave.  By the end of an apprenticeship you will have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.  There are over 1500 different apprenticeship programmes you could follow.


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It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience.  If you start an apprenticeship at 16 you will be working towards a Level 2 or Level 3, also known as an Intermediate or Advanced apprenticeship.  At 18 or above you could be working towards a Higher apprenticeship at Level 4, 5, 6 or 7, which is equivalent to a foundation degree or above, or working towards a Degree apprenticeship at Level 6 and 7, which is equivalent to a Bachelor's or Master's degree.

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National Apprenticeship Week  is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships.  The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.  The website allows students and parents/guardians to participate with live events or to watch sessions on demand.

You can find out more about apprenticeships using Unifrog, and there is a wide range of further information and advice, including how to write your CV and application letter to apply for an apprenticeship vacancy, on the following websites: Apprenticeship Search

The Apprenticeship Guide

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National Apprenticeship Service

Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

UCAS home page

UCAS Apprenticeships

Not Going To Uni

NHS Apprenticeships

Rate My Apprenticeship

Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

Apprenticeships - Resources for parents and guardians

Indeed - Job search website that allows you to set up search notification emails for new jobs.

Get My First Job - Apprenticeship vacancy search website.


As well as doing your own searches for apprenticeship vacancies you can also apply to local colleges and training providers for their apprenticeship programmes - they can help you with finding a position, as you will need to find an employer to employ you to be able to follow an apprenticeship pathway.

Local colleges providing apprenticeships are listed on the College page.  This list covers some additional apprenticeship training providers and we are happy to add new organisations.

Aspire Training Team

Aspire Training - Childcare, business administration, catering, leadership and management and customer service.

Francesco Group - Hair.

Lifetime Training - Fitness, health and social care, hospitality and catering, clinical health, childcare, retail and business administration.

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Locomotivation - Management, business administration, customer service, hospitality and catering, aviation, active leisure, retail, teaching, training and assessment, supply chain/warehouse.


Paragon Skills - Accountancy, adult care, automotive, business administration, childcare and education, customer experience, hair and beauty, hospitality, leadership and management, marine, sales, talent management.

Shared Apprenticeships - Construction:  bricklaying, carpentry, groundwork, painting and decorating, plastering, scaffolding.

Skills & Learning - Business administration, customer service, teaching assistant, early years.

SWRAC Supported Internships - Internships are a great way to build confidence, increase your employability skills and gain experience to help you get into work.  They are an excellent pathway on to apprenticeship programmes.

Quest - Adult care, early years, teaching assistant, residential childcare, team leader/supervisor, business administration, IT technology sales.


If you would like to do an apprenticeship but feel that you are not quite ready, there are plenty of options available to help get you there.  The ASK Programme has a guide you can access below. 

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