As a parent, guardian or teacher, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school. This guide outlines information and benefits of apprenticeships as a key route into a successful career.
If you’re a parent, guardian, carer or teacher of someone, you can help them find a career path that’s right for them. Employers design modern apprenticeships, so the training reflects the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need for a particular occupation. Apprenticeship training is of a high standard, and only training providers who are on the register of apprenticeship training providers can deliver the training. Working as an apprentice means you earn while you learn. An apprentice works a real job and spends at least 20% of their training hours. So they gain the skills needed for their chosen occupation.
It is a genuine job with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone over 16 living in England. Different entry requirements depend on the sector and job.
Thousands of apprenticeship vacancies are available online in various careers and industries across England. You can visit our Apprenticeship Vacancies page or the Find an Apprenticeship page on the GOV website. You can search by keyword (job role, occupation type or apprenticeship level) and location. Once the right job arises, they can register on the website and follow the step-by-step instructions to apply for the role.