Apprenticeships combine work with practical on-the-job training and study. An apprentice will be employed, working alongside experienced staff, to gain the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be fully competent in their chosen occupation.

Apprenticeships already available cover a number of job roles, and cover a range of educational levels, usually Level 2 (equivalent to five GCSE passes at Grades 9 to 4), all the way up to degree level.

Apprenticeships involve:

  • working alongside experienced staff
  • gaining job-specific skills
  • earning a wage and get holiday pay
  • being given time for study related to your role (the equivalent of one day a week)

More information is available from’s guide to apprenticeships