Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you’ll:
Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.
Who can apply
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:
How to apply
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 unsuccessful
You can ask for feedback if you don’t get selected for an interview or for the apprenticeship.
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.
If you need more experience
If you feel you’re not ready for an apprenticeship, a traineeship is a course designed to prepare you for one.
Levels of apprenticeship
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.
Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.