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Apprenticeships

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An apprenticeship is a real job and anyone over the age of 16 can become an apprentice.  While completing an apprenticeship you will be paid a wage, do a real job, work alongside other employees and take part in training. An apprenticeship can take between one and six years to complete depending on the apprenticeship you choose. An apprenticeship is a great way to kick start your career, especially for those who know the area of work they would like to enter. Apprenticeships can be studied at Levels 2, 3 and Degree Level.

Finding & Applying for Apprenticeships,

The vast majority of apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the government’s website, click the link below. You will need to log on and create an account, you will then be able to search for vacancies, and you can filter your search by employment sector and location.

 

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

A useful video explains how this website works, Please Click Here 

 

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More information on applying for apprenticeships, Please Click Here

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Apprenticeships advertised elsewhere,

Apprenticeships are sometimes advertised on employer’s websites, such as Rolls-Royce, so it is always a good idea to check local employer’s websites in you are interested in working for them to see if they have vacancies. Local colleges & training providers also offer apprenticeship training, you may however need to find an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice first.

 


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