What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training. So you can earn while you learn, obtain recognised qualifications and job-specific skills as you go.

You can apply if you:

  • live in England
  • are over 16 and not in full time education

Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries such as social care, engineering, veterinary nursing and accountancy.

Finding an apprenticeship
For further advice on apprenticeships visit the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) website or follow #ThinkApprentice on Twitter.

Employing an apprentice
For information on employing an apprentice please see our 'Employing an apprentice' page.


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