Overview of apprenticeships
Apprenticeships combine practical on-the-job training with studying.
As an apprentice you'll:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)
Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.
Levels of apprenticeship
Apprenticeships have the equivalent educational levels as follows:
|Type||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C|
|Advanced||3||2 A Level passes|
|Higher||4, 5, 6 and 7||Foundation degree or above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor's or master's degree|
Who can apply
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you're still at school, however to start one, you'll need to be:
- 16 or over
- living in England
- not in full-time education
How to apply
There are 3 steps to applying for an apprenticeship.
- Search for an apprenticeship
- Sign in or create an account
- Complete and submit your application
If you don't get selected for an interview or for the apprenticeship, you can ask for feedback from the employer. You can complain if you think you weren't successful because you were discriminated against, or your treatment in the interview or application process was unfair.
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