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Apprenticeships – Earn and Learn


What is an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a combination of education and work which result in a recognised accredited qualification and career. They cover numerous sectors, job roles and a range of qualifications.

Apprenticeships are designed to give real life hands on work experience.

An apprentice will gain practical job training whist studying and earning a wage.

An apprentice will spend the majority of the time in the workplace working alongside experienced staff gaining valuable job specific skills.

Apprenticeships are recognised and respected by both small and large employers.


1 to 4 years depending on qualification level

Apprenticeship Qualification Levels

  • Intermediate – Level 2 – equivalent to 5 GCSE passes
  • Advanced – Level 3 – equivalent to 2 A level passes
  • Higher – Level 4 – can lead onto various further education routes such as NVQ Level 4 and above, foundation degree, HNC and HND.


An apprenticeship can be started at any age after leaving full-time education at 16.

How to find an apprenticeship

  • Pick up course prospectus and applications forms from local colleges or training providers
  • Apply online on college and training organisation websites
  • Search online on job boards like Jobsball and Apprenticeship vacancy matching service
  • Phone, email or drop-in to ask student services at the training provider

Apprenticeships open up opportunities to develop your career and a better future.

We wish you good luck with future