What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training. As an apprentice you will work for an employer and earn a salary, as well as gaining qualifications and skills. Many business owners view apprenticeships as the first step towards building a career in your chosen industry.

Apprenticeships cover lots of different industries, meaning that you can find a job which matches your skills, interests and even hobbies. If you’re not sure what sort of career suits you, visit our live jobs board and the National Apprenticeship Service  to see what opportunities are currently available near you!

Some types of jobs are in high demand, but securing an entry level apprenticeship can help you to progress and build a successful career in your chosen industry.

Contrary to popular belief, you do not need five A-C's at GCSE to become an apprentice, while good GCSE grades often help secure a placement many employers consider enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude to be just as important as your academic achievements! Through apprenticeships you can progress from a Level 2 qualification right up to Degree level and many top employers are increasingly turning to apprenticeships to recruit high achieving young people, enabling them to gain a Degree without incurring the personal debt associated to the traditional Degree route.