Apprenticeships combine study with training in a paid job. There are apprenticeships in almost any career path you want to do
More about apprenticeships
- Apprentices spend most of their time at work, with at least 20% of their time studying at a training provider
- Apprenticeships are offered at all levels, from Level 2 right through to Level 6 or 7 (which is bachelor’s or master’s degree equivalent)
- Apprenticeships are offered by employers, who advertise when they have vacancies. Vacancies are also advertised locally, for example through colleges, or on national websites
At the end of your apprenticeship you will have gained a formal qualification, usually at a Level 2 or 3 for school leavers, and have experience in the career path that you want to follow.
What can apprenticeships lead to?
- A formal qualification
- Employment in the career you want
- A higher or degree level apprenticeship – equivalent to a foundation, bachelor or masters degree
- Valuable workplace experience