An Apprenticeship gives young people an opportunity to get onto the first step of their chosen career ladder, earning a real wage and gaining valuable workplace skills and experience and a nationally recognised qualification.

It is a real job with real benefits including a minimum of 20 days paid holiday. Students may also benefit from other employment related benefits offered by the employer. Young people aged 16 and over, living in England and not in full-time education can study/work towards an Apprenticeship.

Note: Please see the latest guidance in response to COVID-19 may be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.


Apprenticeships are job specific, what you will learn depends on the role that you’re training for. An apprenticeship is a combination of off-the-job training, where you will attend specific learning with a college, a training provider or other internal/external training for at least 20% of the time, alongside, on-the-job training in your workplace, to gain and develop valuable skills, knowledge and behaviours required to successfully achieve your apprenticeship in your chosen career.

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