Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships come in loads of shapes and sizes – and we’re here to help you decide which would be best for you. Whether you see yourself on a film set, studying animals or running your own business in the future – an apprenticeship will help you get there.

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What's an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you:

  • work for an employer

  • study and get a qualification – from SCQF Level 4 to degree level

  • can pick an apprenticeship that takes 1 to 5 years

  • choose from a huge range of over 100 apprenticeships

  • can find vacancies and apply on

Benefits to you

You’ll gain so much from an apprenticeship, including:

  • learning valuable work skills

  • building your confidence

  • kick-starting your career

  • earning a wage

  • getting a qualification

Explore different apprenticeship types

Discover the different apprenticeships you could embark on — just type in the industry or job title you're interested in.

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Foundation Apprenticeship

Get valuable work experience while you’re in the senior phase of school.

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Modern Apprenticeship

Are you over 16? Earn while you learn and work towards a qualification that’ll set you up for a bright future.

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Graduate Apprenticeship

Split your time between working for a wage and learning – and end up with a university degree.

Find vacancies near you

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Need a bit of help?

We get it – filling out applications and making decisions about your future can be tricky. Head over to My World of Work for tips on applying for jobs and apprenticeships.

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Support for you

You have the right to be supported and treated fairly at work. Check out our Mental Health resource for help and advice.

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Get in touch

Need to know anything else about apprenticeships? Whether you’re already doing an apprenticeship or thinking about it, we’re here to help:

  • get in touch online

  • call 0800 917 8000

  • contact us by selecting the Live chat button