What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are real jobs with real employers, allowing you to work, earn a salary and gain valuable qualifications and experience. With over 600 different apprenticeship standards covering everything from accountancy to zoo keeping, there is an apprenticeship out there for everyone.

Apprenticeships are availe to individuals aged 16 and above and most apprentices are employed for at least 30 hours per week. While all apprentices will earn a salary of at least the National Mainimum Wage, many employers pay more. No apprenticeship should pay for their training - all costs should be paid for the employer and/or the Government.

Most apprenticeships take between 1 and 4 years to complete and they can give you the equiverlent of a GCSE all the way up to degree.


Useful links

See below a list of links for more information on apprenticeships, how to find them and how to apply.

Apprenticeships - Government Hub 

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Apprenticeship Reviews

Apprenticeships Guide for Parents and Carers

Amazing Apprenticeships - Apprenticeships explained and parent/carer resources

Find an Apprenticeship Service - A place to find apprenticeships across the country

Government Find an Apprenticeship service

Apprenticeships in Berkshire

Help when applying for an apprenticeship

Degree Apprenticeships Guide

Apprenticeship Levels Guide

What are T-Levels?

Top Tips when looking for Apprenticeships

You Tube Video - How to apply for an Apprenticeship


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Introduction to Apprenticeships 18th Oct 2022 Download
The Parents Guide to National Apprenticeship Week 2024 02nd Feb 2024 Download