Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice, you’ll:
Apprenticeships take one to four years to complete, depending on their level.
You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school. To start one, you’ll need to be:
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C|
|Advanced||3||2 A Level passes|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
You can ask for feedback if you don’t get selected for an interview or for the apprenticeship.
You can complain if you think you weren’t successful because you were discriminated against, or your treatment in the interview or application process was unfair.
If you feel you’re not ready for an apprenticeship, a traineeship is a course designed to prepare you for one.