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An apprenticeships is a real job, where you learn, gain work experience and get paid. There are hundreds of apprenticeships to choose from including Engineering and Construction to Veterinary Nursing and Accountancy.
Entry requirements will vary depending on the industry, job role and apprenticeship level.
You can start to apply for an apprenticeship whilst you are still at school, although you can’t start it until you have officially left school. To start one, you’ll need to be:
Apprenticeship wages can vary between employers. There are minimum rates set by the government, but some employers choose to pay more than this. For more information visit the .Gov website
To search and apply for apprenticeships vacancies visit the Governments Find an Apprenticeship website. You will need to create an account to be able to apply for vacancies, which is free and simple to set up.
If you have seen an apprenticeship advertised on an employer’s website, you can sometimes apply directly to the employer. There are also a number of higher and degree level apprenticeships advertised on the ucas website.
You may also find apprenticeships advertised on general job vacancy sites and college websites.
Traineeships enable you to gain work experience and skills to help you prepare for work or an apprenticeship. Traineeships are ideal if you are motivated to get a job but don’t yet have the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships usually last from 6 weeks up to a year, but most last for less than 6 months. As part of a traineeship you will get help with things like writing a CV, preparing for interviews, looking for work as well as the opportunity to gain skills in english, maths and IT if you need this. The Traineeship will also involve a work placement to enable you to gain valuable work experience. To apply for Traineeships you need to be:
For information about traineeships and to apply for vacancies visit www.gov.uk/find-traineeship or get in touch to find out about the local traineeships that are running in the area. You can contact us on 01925 442211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org