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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It’s funded from contributions made by the government and your employer.

Useful Information

Useful links to Apprenticeship programmes:

Higher and Degree Apprenticeship vacancies

Please click here for a full list of opportunities available (updated February 2022).

Amazing Apprenticeship Parents’ Pack

Hints and tips for parents:

Link to the website regarding apprenticeships
This includes a guide to apprenticeships and students can also access a link to search for apprenticeship vacancies.