What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn, and gain nationally recognised qualifications along the way!

Apprenticeships normally take one to four years to complete, depending on the level, and are available across a wide range of different sectors and industries.

There are three types of apprenticeships:

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
  • Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4 or above). 

Apprenticeships are designed with employers, and provide a structured framework that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. You will be in the workplace for most of the week, as your training takes place on-the-job, and will usually attend college one day a week to study towards nationally recognised qualifications. You can even get a degree!