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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.




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.

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:

The Apprenticeship Guide

The Apprenticeship Guide

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National Apprenticeship Service

Amazing Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

UCAS home page

UCAS Apprenticeships

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Not Going To Uni

As well as doing your own searches for apprenticeship vacancies you can also apply to local colleges and training providers for their apprenticeships - 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 programme.

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.

Quest Vocational Training

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



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