Apprenticeships

About apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are real jobs with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go.  Anyone living in England over the age of 16 and not in full-time education can apply.

An apprenticeship not only trains you in the skills employers want, it also opens up other further career and learning options.  You can also:

  • collect UCAS points
  • study for technical certificates
  • go on to higher education or university
  • or you can carry on working within the industry and progress your career from there.

Entry requirements will depend on the apprenticeship you want to do.

Apprenticeships can take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level. There are four levels:

  • Intermediate - roughly equivalent to five good GCSE passes;
  • Advanced - equivalent to two A-level passes;
  • Higher - equivalent to the first stages of higher education such as a foundation degree;
  • Degree - comparable to a Bachelors or Masters degree. 

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay
  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week).

 

Key benefits in being an apprentice

  • earn a salary
  • get paid holidays
  • receive training
  • gain qualifications
  • learn job-specific skills.

 

Apply for an apprenticeships role

You can apply online for apprenticeship vacancies across London and beyond where you can search, view and apply for apprenticeship vacancies.

Apply online with the National Apprenticeship Service