Apprenticeships combine paid work, training, and part-time study.
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There is a wide range of apprenticeships available to suit a range of people. They are ideal if you have a clear idea what career path you want to pursue. UK apprenticeship programmes provide you with practical, on-the-job training, and classroom-based instruction.

  • There are four levels available, including higher apprenticeships and the new degree apprenticeships.
  • Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industries, and many high quality, prestigious companies offer them.
  • You'll get structured learning over the course of your apprenticeship.
  • Earn while you learn – you get paid a wage and there are no student fees (training costs are funded by the government and the employer).

Things to consider

  • Are you confident you know what career area and job role you want to go into?
  • Can you balance academic study and work commitments?
  • Competition for apprenticeships can be tough ­– there are limited places available, and these are sometimes given to people already in work.

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