Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.
As an apprentice you will:
- Work alongside experienced staff
- Gain job-specific skills
- Earn a wage and get holiday pay
- Study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)
Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Intermediate||2||5 GCSE passes 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 apply for an apprenticeship while you're still at school. To start one, you'll need to be:
- Aged 16 or over
- Living in England