Today is the final day of National Careers Week and today we’re focussing on apprenticeships: a route to a career where you can earn whilst you learn.

Lord Glasdon’s Commission on Apprenticeships

Our very own Kirstie Donnelly was part of a cross-party commission on apprenticeships which makes recommendations to local and national policymakers, employers, training providers and others, on how to increase the number of high quality Apprenticeships in the UK. The report launched yesterday.

Read the report >

Remaking Apprenticeships

The City & Guilds Group commissioned a report to look at the ways that we can remake apprenticeships so they are fit for the future. The report made six key recommendations.

Read the summary report >

Watch a video with our MD Kirstie Donnelly talking about why it’s so important >

City & Guilds Million Extra campaign

City & Guilds ran a campaign in 2011 where they called on employers to take on a million extra apprentices across the UK. This ambitious campaign smashed its target.

Watch the video >

Apprentice Connect

City & Guilds runs a scheme called Apprentice Connect which gives young people the opportunity to meet successful apprentices, and hear their inspirational stories. This gives students a real-life insight into the types of career opportunities apprenticeships can offer and helps schools to provide practical careers advice.

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, or you would like to have some apprenticeship ambassadors visit your school, contact the team by emailing

Careers Week - Work Experience

Learn more about that important first step into the world of work.

Work experience >

Careers Week - Soft Skills

What are soft skills? And what are they so important?

Learn more about soft skills >

Careers Week - Future Jobs

Learn more about the jobs that learners are preparing for today for the workplace of tomorrow.

More on future jobs >

Careers week - enterprise

How do we give young people the skills they need to succeed in business?

Learn about enterprise >