Apprenticeships: Kick start your career with an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships: Kickstart your career with an apprenticeship

We help you find apprenticeships by connecting you to apprentice employers and training providers across the UK.

Starting an apprenticeship is the start to your career prospects. If you’ve decided you’re not going to university and would prefer to learn on the job, whilst earning a wage, then you can also complete degree apprenticeships to a Bachelors or Masters level.


Hire an Apprentice

Advertise apprenticeships with us and find an apprentice for your business. Simply register your company as an apprentice employer of choice and up-load your apprenticeship opportunities to reach over 70,000 budding apprentices each month looking to find apprenticeships.

Benefits of hiring an apprentice:

• Retain valuable knowledge
• Reduce future recruitment costs
• Increased staff retention
• Grow your business organically
• Increase productivity


Become an Apprentice

Become an apprentice and find an apprenticeship with a leading apprentice employer in the UK or start on the job training with an apprenticeship training provider. Simply register as an apprentice, apply directly to apprentice employers and training providers and then start to earn as you learn.

Benefits of becoming an apprentice:

• Gain valuable skills
• Nationally recognised qualifications
Earn a wage whilst training
• Debt free training
• Study towards a degree



FEATURED APPRENTICESHIPS

This weeks spotlight apprenticeship opportunities.


TfL Apprenticeship

Civil Engineering Apprenticeship

Apprentice Pay: £19,810 per annum

Location: London

Join the company that keeps London moving - Transport for London (TfL) Engineers are always looking forward and delivering solutions for our transport infrastructure to meet the demands and requirements of our customers and to ensure that we’re ready for the 21st century and beyond.

 


Paradigm Norton Apprenticeships

Finance Apprenticeship

Apprentice Pay: On Application

Location: Bristol

We introduced our first Apprentice role in 2020 and we’re excited to be expanding our intake with a new opportunity to join our Tax team in Bristol.

We understand that learning new skills and tasks whilst studying can be a juggle so we’ll make sure you’re provided with the training, support and mentoring you’ll need


ARMY Apprenticeships

ARMY Apprenticeships

Apprentice Pay: £20,000 per annum

Location: UK Wide

Be the best - As one of the UK’s largest apprenticeship employer providers, we have lots of different apprenticeships in a range of trades and skills, including but not limited to: Construction, Information Technology, Engineering and Business Administration apprenticeships.

 




APPRENTICESHIP 
LEVELS

Do you know the different types of apprenticeships and the qualifying criteria for each level? 


Intermediate Apprenticeships

Intermediate Apprenticeships

Intermediate Apprenticeships are your entry level into the world of apprenticeships more commonly known as a Level 2 Apprenticeship. Level 2 apprenticeships offer an excellent route into further education post 16, as an alternative to staying on at school, whilst receiving on the job training and studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

During your intermediate apprenticeship you will study part-time with a college or a training provider, 20% of your training, towards an NVQ Level 2 and knowledge based qualification such as a BTEC, together these qualifications are the equivalent to 5 GCSE's grades 9 - 4 (A* - C on the old grading system). You will also receive a Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English if you don't already have them.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is great for learning work related skills as apposed to being given more responsibility. This level of training will make you work ready and train you in the hands on skills required to undertake the responsibility of the task and give you the employability skills you need to be successful.

Qualifying Criteria

There is no formal qualifying criteria for a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship however some employers may ask for a minimum of 2 GCSE's to be able to join their apprenticeship programme.

 

Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced Apprenticeships

Advanced Apprenticeships or commonly known as Level 3 Apprenticeships are the equivalent to doing 2 A-Levels and are the next level from an intermediate apprenticeship. Level 3 apprenticeships are great for you to start once you have completed your GCSE's and have attained the correct grades to be able to start at this level.

Starting at the advanced level even if you already have A-levels enables you to gain on the training, of which some employers prefer you to have before starting a Higher or Degree apprenticeship.

Just like an intermediate apprenticeship you will be required to spend at least 20% of your time studying with a college or training provider to be able to achieve the qualifications. On completion of you r apprenticeship you will achieve the equivalent of 2 A-Levels in the form of an NVQ Level 3 and a knowledge based qualifications such as a BTEC diploma.


Qualifying Criteria

To qualifying for a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship many employers ask for a minimum of 5 GCSE's which must include Maths and English, this is why an intermediate apprenticeships gives you these qualifications on completion. Although an advanced apprenticeships is the equivalent of 2 A-Levels some employers may add A-Levels as their requirement at this level also.

Find companies advertising advanced apprenticeship jobs on our website.

Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships

Higher Apprenticeships are your Levels 4 and 5 qualifications and enable you to study towards a HNC or HND respectively whilst at Level 5 you can also attain a foundation degree which is great if you want to continue in your studies towards a bachelors degree.

During your higher apprenticeship training you will be required to studying part-time with a training provider, college or university which along with your on the job training will enable you to train towards a Level 4 or 5 NVQ and BTEC diploma along with their respective HNC or HND qualification. Higher apprenticeships can take up to four years to complete.

As a higher apprentice you will be given a lot more responsibility which may include managing people or teams or even responsible for managing projects. You will be supported by your employer along side your mentors and tutors making sure to advise and guide you along the way during your apprenticeship programme.

Qualifying Criteria

To qualifying for a higher apprenticeship you will need to have achieved and completed at least a Level 3 Apprenticeship or have 5 GCSE's grades 9-4 which must include Maths and English and 2 A-Levels.

Find companies advertising higher apprenticeship jobs on our website.

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships were introduced in September 2015 and have been receive with open arms both by employers and apprentices alike. Also known as Level 6 or 7 apprenticeships the degree level apprenticeship enables you to study towards a Bachelors or Masters degree.

You can start a degree apprenticeships straight after your advanced apprenticeship level or alternatively if you want to gain more on the job training before the Level 6 programme you can overlap from a higher apprenticeship programme. Many employers are now partnering with leading universities across the country to offer degree level apprenticeships to help advance your learning opportunities.


Just like studying at university a degree level apprenticeship takes between 3 to 6 years to complete you will achieve this by on the job training with your employer and training provider and then part-time study at the designated university for your apprenticeship course.

Qualifying Criteria

To qualifying for a degree apprenticeship you will need to have at least Level 3 qualifications of 2 A-Levels, NVQ and BTEC or have completely the advanced apprenticeship. Level 6 and 7 are also a natural progression from a higher apprenticeship.

Find companies advertising degree apprenticeship jobs on our website.

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Register your company to start recruiting apprentices, if you have any questions about apprenticeship training you can refer to our guide for information and advice.



Why advertise apprenticeships with us?

We've highlighted why many companies are using Find Apprenticeships to help with their apprentice attraction campaigns.


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Our website is visited by over 70k budding apprentices each month looking to find an apprenticeship with leading employers or apprenticeship training providers.

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Apprentice employers receive on average 20 applications from motivated and eager budding apprentices looking to kickstart their career with an apprenticeship job.

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Your apprenticeship job opportunities are shared across our 40k social media followers (and growing) across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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Apprenticeships are advertised for either 28 or 60 days. If you want a bespoke advertising campaign for your apprenticeships please feel free to contact us.



Frequently Asked Questions About Apprenticeships


Where can I find an apprenticeship?

By using our simple search function you can find an apprenticeship within a few clicks. Or to narrow down your search criteria by adding a search radius or specific apprenticeship category you can opt to use our advanced apprenticeship search functionality.

How can I become an apprentice?

Simply register as an apprentice by creating a profile and uploading your cv, if you don't have a cv use the free tool to create one. Once you have done this the next step is to find an apprenticeship and apply.

Is there an age restriction on apprenticeships?

There is no age restriction on apprenticeships. Historically apprenticeships were for 16-24yr olds, however you can now do an apprenticeship at any age. An employer may add a minimum age requirement to an apprenticeship as the particular apprenticeship training may require you to drive a vehicle.

Will I get paid during my apprenticeship?

Yes. Apprenticeships are a form of further education whilst on the job training, and an employer is required to pay you for the work you do. The average salary for apprentices across the UK ranges between £15,000 - £20,000 depending on where your apprenticeship is and what sector it is in.

What sectors can I do an apprenticeship in?

Virtually any industry sector now offers apprenticeships, whether it is a specific apprenticeship for the industry or a generic apprenticeship training subject such as Business Administration or Information Technology which has been adapted to the employment sector.

Can I apply for an apprenticeship at any time?

You can apply for an apprenticeship at any time of the year as employers are not restricted to when they can employ apprentices. That being said, some apprenticeships such as Higher and Degree Apprenticeships require you to study part time at College or University, which means many companies do like their apprentices to start at the beginning of term.

What qualifications do apprenticeships offer?

You can gain a nationally recognised qualification from an apprenticeship ranging from a NVQ Level 2 to a Degree such as a Bachelors or Masters. The level of qualification you achieve through your apprenticeship training solely depends on the apprenticeship level you are studying.

How long does it take to complete an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships take between 12 month to 4 years which is dependent on the level of apprenticeship and subject you are studying. By rule of thumb the lower the level of apprenticeship the quicker it takes to complete, some Intermediate Apprenticeships start at twelve months and some are 18 months for instance.

What happens if I decide I don't want to continue my apprenticeship?

You are entitled to end your apprenticeship training whenever you like, however an employer may be able to recoup the costs towards your training. If this is the case then it will be a clause within your contract before your start your apprenticeship training.



How much do apprentices earn?

Companies by law are required to pay a minimum wage of £4.30 per hour, to apprentices in their first year of their apprenticeship or if they are under 18yrs of age.

However, due to the increased competition to attract apprentices many companies are paying much higher. The average salary for an apprentice in the UK is between £15,000 - £25,000.

Find our more about apprentice pay.



How to write the perfect cv and secure that apprenticeship job.

Searching for an apprenticeship can be quite daunting not to mention the application process which in most instances will require you to upload a cv.

Check out our user guide on how to write the perfect cv to help secure that apprenticeship job. CV tips for apprentices.


Join our apprenticeships group on Facebook.

Our apprenticeships group on facebook has over 8k members from apprentice employers to budding apprentices looking to find an apprenticeship.

The group is open to all and a place for you to ask questions relating to apprenticeships and tips on how to find them.



FAQs about Apprenticeships