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An apprenticeship is a real job with a contract where you learn, gain experience, and get paid. There are hundreds of apprenticeships to choose from in a wide range of different occupations, from data science to business or construction.

Apprenticeships are available from level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs) to more advanced apprenticeships that go up to degree level.

There is no upper age limit, which means you can start an apprenticeship at any stage of your life.

Whether you’re just starting out, want a change, or even looking to progress in your current industry, apprenticeships are a great option.

Available to:

Adults not already in full-time education


1-5 years depending on the level

Age restriction:

16 and over (no upper age limit)

Course type:

Classroom-based, On-the-job


Free - funded by the government and employer

How to apply:

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About the scheme:

As an apprentice you will:

  •  get hands on experience and quality training and in your chosen  occupation
  • get paid a competitive salary and receive holiday leave
  • split your working hours between on-the-job training (80%) and classroom based study  (20%) – usually at a college, university or with a training provider
  • complete assessments during and at the end of your apprenticeship
  • be on a career path with lots of future potential

You’ll also learn industry-specific and transferable skills to progress in work and open -up a range of exciting jobs.

Depending on the level, some apprenticeships require you to have additional qualifications (such as English or maths GCSE). If you do not have these previous qualifications, you may be able to receive the extra training needed to get you to the right level.

How to apply:

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