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Become an apprentice

If you’re 16 or older and want on-the-job training then an apprenticeship could be for you. These paid apprentices aren’t just for school leavers – there are plenty of adult apprenticeships too. You can even become an apprentice if you’ve been working for a company for a while.

Apprenticeships cover a wide choice of careers, and they’re respected and in-demand from employers. The training can give you the skills you need to start your career – or boost your skills if you’re already in work. Many people don’t realise that you can use apprenticeships to develop leadership and management expertise too for example.

Because apprentices learn on-the-job you'll be working for an employer and getting real-world training meaning you’ll get the skills needed for that job role while getting paid - including holiday pay. You’ll have to do off-the-job training too. Our apprenticeships cover many different industries including manufacturing, retail, health and social care, transport, and engineering.

Our apprenticeships cover many different industries including manufacturing, retail, health and social care, transport, and engineering.

If you’re not a UK citizen, as long as you have the right to work in the UK and the apprenticeship works within the lines of your visa, you can do an apprenticeship

Find out how apprenticeships helped people boost their careers in our short videos.

How apprenticeships boost careers Find out how apprenticeships helped people at HMRC boost their careers.

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Apprenticeships give you a chance Learn about Sim’s apprenticeship journey that’s taken him round the world.

Find my apprenticeship

If you want to find out how to get an apprenticeship near you:

Use our apprenticeship finder 

Talk to your local college (they might help with your apprentice application too).

Look on employers’ websites and in the local paper as sometimes you can apply for an apprenticeship with them directly.

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