On an apprenticeship, you’ll earn while you learn by combining hands-on, paid employment with the opportunity to train and earn qualifications. By the end of your apprenticeship, you should have gained the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your chosen career or progress to your next qualification level.


One of the main benefits of an apprenticeship is that it combines a real job with part-time learning. This means you’ll get hands-on work experience with a wage as well as the qualifications and skills needed to progress to the next level.  

Common Myths

Apprenticeships are surrounded by myths and misconceptions. Let’s set the record straight.

BUSTED: Anyone aged 16 and above can complete an apprenticeship. Some even use them as a way to upskill in their current job.
BUSTED: Apprenticeships are available in pretty much every sector, including HR, law, recruitment, engineering and beauty, to name just a few.
BUSTED: Apprenticeships are high-quality pathways into employment, just like A Levels or degrees. Apprenticeships allow you to earn while you learn and get real-life experience and skills.
BUSTED: Apprentices develop the hands-on skills employers are looking for to grow their businesses, and are available at degree level.

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