It’s National Apprenticeships Week

10 February 2021


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.

As an apprentice you’ll:

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level. Depending on the level, some apprenticeships may:

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

More information

Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available and which employers offer them.

The brand-new Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Vacancy Listing is also now available to download. Showcasing current vacancies across a wide range of sectors, the listing brings together the very best of higher and vocational education apprenticeships opportunities

Download the Higher Degree and Apprenticeship Vacancy Listing

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