Work while you study – an apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training, and study, letting you 'earn while you learn'.
There are many different apprenticeships available across a wide range of industries, and for a wide variety of job roles. As a paid employee, each apprentice works alongside their studies. There are no student fees – your training costs are funded by the government and your employer.
It’s an ideal option if you have a clear idea of the career path you want to follow, providing you with practical, on-the-job training, and classroom-based instruction.
How to apply and which apprenticeships are available to you will depend on where you live – find out more by selecting where you are based in the UK.
Taking an apprenticeship in England
There is a wide range of apprenticeships for over 1,500 job roles — giving you the opportunity to enter careers in anything from engineering and boat building, to veterinary nursing and accountancy. Here you will find everything you need to know about exploring your options, and how to search and apply for an apprenticeship in England.
Further guidance in the booklet.