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Apprenticeships are aimed at young people aged 16 and over. You will be employed and paid a basic salary.

You will study for qualifications in your subject area and functional skills on the job or with a training provider such as a college.

The industry sectors they cover include:

Art and Design, Business Administration, Accountancy, Construction, Energy, Engineering, Food and Drink, Manufacturing, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, The Motor Industry, Performing Arts, Retail, Science, Sports Management, Leadership and Coaching.

You gain a Level 2 or Level 3 vocational qualification 

Apprenticeships involve a mix of classroom learning and practical hands-on experience in various settings.

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.

To find out more about how to apply for apprenticeships, and apprenticeship vacancies in the area visit the Apprenticeship Vacancies Matching Service and register with the apprenticeship vacancy matching service.

A higher level apprenticeship has been introduced which is studied at level 4.

What can I do next

  • Apprentices can progress from Level 2 to Level 3 Apprenticeships, jobs with training or further education.
  • Level 3 Apprentices can progress to higher education to study foundation or honours degrees.
  • Go into full-time employment.

Did you know that your  school may have a teacher who is an Apprenticeship Ambassador, they will receive fortnightly vacancy bulletins and other apprenticeship updates and would be a good person to talk to if you are interested in applying for an Apprenticeship?