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All you need to know about us and how we're on a mission to help you find an apprenticeship.

Find Apprenticeships connects apprentice employers to budding apprentices by publishing apprenticeship opportunities from all across the UK.

We are the only online resource dedicated to helping individuals find an apprenticeship across many different industry sectors whilst studying and learning on the job. Each month we publish over ten thousand apprenticeship opportunities from lands end to John o' Groats.

If you have any questions about how to become an apprentice please feel free to drop us a line: Contact Us

What is our mission?

Our mission if we choose to accept it is to help as many budding apprentices as possible find an apprenticeship. Why? Across the UK many industries, if not all, are experiencing the biggest skills shortage we have ever seen and the only way to stem this is to encourage the youth of today to consider on the job training through apprenticeships.

Along with encouraging people into apprenticeships because of the skills shortage there are also huge benefits to apprenticeships that in our opinion out way other further education routes such as going to university. Check out our reasons to become an apprentice guide.

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The history of FindApprenticeships.co.uk

In 2014 our founder Darryn Lewis, a Talent Acquisition professional who understands the need to skillUp the younger generations, was toying with the idea of creating a go to resource for budding apprentices to find the information they need to make a decision on whether an apprenticeship was right for them.

In 2016 our website was launched, our first version anyway, unfortunately we don't have any screenshots to show you - however we confirm it was pretty basic and didn't have all the lovely featured we have today.

Over the next few years we made plenty of changes keeping up with demand from 1,000 users a month to over 70,000. God knows how many times we changed the design, but it was needed, to help our visitors easily navigate the resources we have available from advertising apprenticeships to quickly and easily finding an apprenticeship.

What FindApprenticeships.co.uk offers you.

As the leading online resource for apprenticeships in the UK we have put together a number of handy guides for popular apprenticeships as well as giving you access to the largest number of published apprenticeships in the UK. Our guides help you decide whether the industry and available qualifications fit with your needs and future career prospects.

If you are looking for apprenticeships in London, Birmingham or Leeds we have it covered as well as every other location across the UK.

We've put together a small selection of our guides below to help you get started. You can also visit our apprentice employer directory to search for companies.

Telecom Apprenticeships

Telecom Apprenticeships are new to the world of apprenticeships and are growing in popularity. The telecom sector is one of the most prominent industries in the UK and companies are recruiting apprentices up and down the country. You can start an apprenticeship with companies such as Virgin Media, BT or CityFibre (an Altnet provider) who are currently rolling out "fibre to the property" to millions of households and businesses in the UK.

Cyber Security Apprenticeships

Cyber Security Apprenticeships are growing in popularity not just with budding apprentices wanting to enter the tech world but with large organisations trying to keep our data safe.

Plumbing Apprenticeships

Plumbing Apprenticeships have been around for many years and the starting point for most plumbers if not all. The plumbing apprenticeship gives you the on the job training you need to be able to learn on the tools whilst be tutored by seasoned professionals. Plumbing comes under the multi-trades banners, trades are hands on skills which also include electricians and bricklayers for instance.



Why you should become an apprentice....

Obviously you may feel we are being bias in our advice due to the nature of our business, however if you are reading this then you already have a desire or are open to become an apprentice? Apprenticeships have come a long way since the 12th century and we now have a new dawn "modern apprenticeships" what exactly this means we have no idea, but what we can tell you is apprenticeships are the only form of learning that pays you a wage whilst studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

So why should you become an apprentice? Check out our extensive guide on why become an apprentice.

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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a form of further education which offers on the job training for you to gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst studying part-time with an apprenticeship training provider, college or university through workshops or classroom training.

Apprenticeship training has to be delivered by a registered apprenticeship training provider which can also be an employer-provider, where the employer you are training through are on the register of training providers to be able to deliver their own training requirements. If an employer acts as an employer-provider they will usually employ a number of people such as Apprenticeship Assessors, Mentors and Managers to support you through your apprenticeship programme.

During your apprenticeship you will receive a salary and all the other benefits permanent employees receive. An apprenticeship job is only for a specified time as stipulated at the beginning of your apprenticeship training which can last anything from 12 months to 5 years.

To find our more about apprenticeships please refer to our What is an Apprenticeship? guide.

Why should you start an apprenticeship?

If you are considering your post 16 options you probably wouldn't have considered an apprenticeship a few years ago and would be struggling or worrying what to do when you leave school. It is a legal requirement for you to now stay in some form of further education until the age of 18 and you now have three options A-Levels, College or an Apprenticeship.

You can start an apprenticeship at the age of 16 through the Intermediate or Advanced level apprenticeship programmes across many industry sectors from Construction, Technology or even Marketing. There are no entry requirements for the intermediate apprenticeship, however you will need at least 5 GCSE's at grade 4 (previously C grade) or above to qualify for the advanced apprenticeship. On completion of the intermediate you will gain the qualifying criteria for a level 3.

The best reason for starting an apprenticeship is on completion of each level you will receive a nationally recognised qualification from an NVQ all the way up to a degree level apprenticeship such as a Bachelors or Masters.

 

How can you become an apprentice?

There are a number of ways to become an apprentice so we thought we would list them for you:

  • Register with websites like ourselves, there are others available.
  • Apprenticeship Job Fairs are great for meeting employers and training providers.
  • Contact training providers in your area, a simple Google search "Training providers near me" will give you the information you need.
  • Contact your local colleges or universities or visit their websites to see if they offer apprenticeship training.
  • UCAS promote apprenticeship opportunities on their website on behalf of employers.

and finally......

  • Do some research on apprenticeships and find a topic or industry that you would like to start an apprenticeship in and then research local companies in those sectors and visit their websites to see if they offer apprenticeship training and apply directly with them.

 

 


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