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How apprenticeships work

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you will:

  • Be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • Work alongside experienced staff
  • Gain job specific skills
  • Get time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take from 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels:

  Level Equivalent Education Level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A-Level
Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 Foundation Degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor's or Master's Degree

Some apprenticeship qualifications may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma.

Useful websites

Apprenticeships Guide 2024National Apprenticeships Week

Apprenticeships - Parents' & Carers' Resources

Information, Advice and Guidance - The National Apprenticeship Service 

Best 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2023-2024 (based on on over 6000 reviews and feedback from young people) 

Understanding Apprenticeships film

Rate My Apprenticeship - Top apprenticeship employers and training providers 

Amazing Apprenticeships 

Amazing Apprenticeships Employers and Vacancies

Apprenticeships Parents Hub

Network Rail Advanced Apprenticeship


A Guide to Apprenticeships for Care Experienced Young People/Care Leavers

Apprenticeships Explained

Apprenticeship Levels Explained

An Introduction to Apprenticeships

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

Higher & Degree Apprenticeships Information

Higher and Degree Vacancy Listing for 2023

What are T Levels?


 For further information regarding Careers & Work-Related Learning

please contact Mrs Robinson