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National Apprenticeship Week 2016

14 Mar 2016

A Guide to Apprenticeships

With the high cost of studying at university these days, and a shortage of well-paid graduate jobs available at the end of it, if you haven’t already considered apprenticeships, now might be a good time to start.

Follow the links below to explore the variety of different apprenticeships that are available in the UK, how they work, the benefits that they can offer, and help in finding and applying for the right apprenticeship programme for your future career.

Find your apprenticeship

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is basically a job where you get paid and receive free training. Being an apprentice means that you will gain experience of working in your chosen field, as well as a recognised qualification and essential skills whilst you are working and earning a wage.

There are three types of Apprenticeships available:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeships
  • Higher Apprenticeships


You can do an apprenticeship in almost any job you can imagine. From retail, to engineering – you can even train to become a solicitor! Explore the links above to some of the more popular apprenticeship out there. Click on each section to learn more and find available apprenticeship courses.

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