All about Apprenticeships

Why should I do an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is  a real job with training, so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. Training may take place on the job, at college or, for higher level apprenticeships, actually at a university or combination. Your employer will pay for your training and, in some cases, university fees.

There are over many different types of apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects - from arts, farming, child care, IT and accountancy to more traditional subjects like engineering and motor mechanics. Click here to see the full range. Apprenticeships take 1-4 years.


Find out more about Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships Find out how they work, then register, search and apply for vacancies anywhere in the UK - use the Apprenticeships UK button on the left. 
  • Watch ‘How to Apply for an Apprenticeship’ on YouTube here.
  • How to write a winning application - click here for tips on how to maximise your chances of getting the apprenticeship you want.
  • Want to talk to someone? You can call the National Apprenticeship Service on: 0800 015 0400 or 0247 682 6482 or email . In addition, those aged 16-24, can try the one-stop shop 'Elevate Me' based at Wokingham Library for more help and information
  • To see companies who hire apprentices regularly, click here