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Become an apprentice

Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available, which employers offer them and information about starting your apprenticeship.

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Career starter apprenticeships

A range of opportunities for those with limited work experience. Take a look at the type of apprenticeships available and what each role entails.

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Real stories

Find out how becoming an apprentice changes lives.

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Browse apprenticeships

Search to browse apprenticeships based on interest and location.

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Becoming an apprentice

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You're an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

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What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an exciting option - you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice.

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Browse by interest

Find out what type of apprenticeships you can expect in your chosen interest.

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Applying for an apprenticeship

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. To apply for one, you’ll need to create an account on the find an apprenticeship service. You can also save any apprenticeships you like and then apply for them later.

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The interview process

If your application is successful, the employer will invite you for an interview. If you’re upskilling with your current employer, you may not have one.

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Starting your apprenticeship

Before you start your apprenticeship, your employer will usually contact you and ask a series of questions. Find out what they might be.

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Assessment and certification

During your apprenticeship, you’ll be assessed to make sure you’re achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for your chosen apprenticeship.

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Create an account to search and apply for apprenticeships

Create an account on 'find an apprenticeship' so you can search, save and apply for apprenticeships.

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Alternatives to apprenticeships

There are other career alternatives to apprenticeships which may be more suitable, such as T levels and traineeships.

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Creating a My apprenticeship account

When starting your apprenticeship you will be invited to create a My apprenticeship account.

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