Apprenticeships combine practical, on-the-job training with traditional classroom learning and are open to anyone aged 16 and over.


What are apprenticeships?

An apprenticeship is a real job with training that allows students to earn while they study to gain a nationally-recognised qualification. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete and cover 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries. Apprenticeships allow an individual to study for a work-based qualification that can significantly improve their future earning power and career enjoyment, whilst also providing benefits for employers.

Why should I offer apprenticeships?

Offering apprenticeships is a great way to build your talent pipeline and develop your existing staff whilst introducing new talent into your organisation. Apprentices can be trained in your specific needs and requirements. 92% of employers who take on apprentices agree that they have led to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, while 83% confirm that they now rely on apprenticeship programmes to provide skilled workers of the future. Read BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT's article on business benefits.

Benefits for students

  • Helps students to get the qualifications and develop skills they need to succeed within their chosen industry.
  • Offers practical experience that prepares students with a true understanding of their role and the world of work.
  • Apprentices benefit from ongoing and personalised support.