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.



Foundation Apprenticeship

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



Modern Apprenticeship

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



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.


Support during your apprenticeship

Everyone needs a bit of support from time to time. We've pulled together advice and information to help you during your apprenticeship.

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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