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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job, so an apprentice will be employed from day one. They combine practical training in a job with study. An apprentice will:

  • work alongside experienced staff;
  • gain job-specific skills;
  • earn a wage and get holiday pay;
  • be given time for study related to their role (the equivalent of one day a week).

All apprenticeships included elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training, leading to industry recognised standards of qualifications. There are different levels of apprenticeships available:

  • Level 2 – Intermediate – Equivalent to 5 GCSE passes 9 – 4
  • Level 3 – Advanced – Equivalent to 2 A level passes/Level 3 Diploma
  • Levels  4,5,6,7 – Higher – Equivalent to Foundation degree and above
  • Level 6 & 7 – Degree – Equivalent to Batchelor’s or masters degree


Entry requirements

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over age 16 living in England.  All vacancies  will clearly state what the entry requirements are for the job role being advertised.

Where to find apprenticeships:

Look on the Government's Find an Apprenticeship website. Across England there are thousands of opportunities. To apply, simply register on the website and follow the step by step instructions!

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