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Apprenticeship Applicant Support

A page to support applicants through the process of searching and applying for an apprenticeship

1. What is an apprenticeship?

Basically an apprenticeship means that you work for an employer, get paid and study simultaneously. The best of both worlds!

Finding your dream apprenticeship (possible long term career) is a journey in itself, it’s a research project prior to applying, the more research time you put in, the better direction you will have and the more chance of success.

And remember, most people change careers completely more than once in their lifetime, what you are choosing now doesn’t have to be forever, it could be, or you may want to change careers a little later. Don’t stress too much, if you do an apprenticeship you will have gained invaluable work skills, be employment proven and have qualifications.

We have put together an order for you to research some really helpful websites...




                                        A basic guide:                                                                        


2. Read apprenticeship stories


3. Research

Who am I, what career/apprenticeship do I want?

 Why not try out some career/personality quizzes to get some direction:

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4. Find & apply for roles

     Top tips:


5. Sites to apply

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(all the latest weekly local vacancies in a spreadsheet)

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(lots of general or sector specific job sites, not all apprenticeship sites but you can still type in apprenticeship and see what comes up)

6. Consider progression

Have a look at how apprenticeships can be used to create a career path, check out possible progression routes here:

Move across any sector from left to right to see how apprenticeships can progress from Junior roles to senior roles

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7. For parents & carers

Some great parent packs and resources! In many monthly issues there are also sections on support for SEND & disabled students.

Good luck!

Professor & Students
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