Thinking about an apprenticeship?

Published on: 28 Sep 2020


Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to start work, earn a wage, and continue studying at a higher level.

  • You can gain real knowledge, skills, and experience for specific careers.
  • There are higher apprenticeships, as well as the new degree level apprenticeships, which enable students to achieve a full bachelor’s or master’s degree as part of their apprenticeship.
  • They are available in a wide range of sectors – from engineering and boat building, to veterinary nursing, hotel management and accountancy – and focus on a wide variety of job roles.
  • Your tuition fees will be paid for by your employer and the Government, so graduate apprentices can be debt-free.

Things to consider:

  • Apprenticeships involve training for a specific job, so it’s important you are confident you’re ready to start work, and that you find out as much as you can about the job role, career, and progression route the apprenticeship could lead to.
  • Competition for apprenticeships can be tough because there are often only a limited number of vacancies available, particularly on the new degree level apprenticeships.

Find out more about apprenticeships…

You can find out apprenticeships on; here are some ideas to get you started…

Apprenticeships in the UK

About degree and professional apprenticeships

About higher and technical apprenticeships

Do your research… how to find the right apprenticeship for you

Advice and tips on applying for apprenticeships