Become an apprentice

Apprenticeships help you build the experience and skills that employers want to see. No matter what stage you’re at, they’ll help you get set for a bright future. And now, there are more ways than ever to get involved. Choose one of the options below to get started.

Still at school?

Young female apprentice

Still at school?

Get a head start with a Foundation Apprenticeship. You can get real-world work experience, while you're in fifth or sixth year

Foundation Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships

Young female welder apprentice

Modern Apprenticeships

Get a job, get paid, and get qualified with a Modern Apprenticeship

Modern Apprenticeships

Want a degree?

Graduate Apprentice Supta at Scottish Water

Want a degree?

With a Graduate Apprenticeship, you can work, get paid, and get a degree at the same time.

Graduate Apprenticeships

Find an apprenticeship vacancy

We upload the latest Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship vacancies every day. Start your search now.

What's so great about apprenticeships anyway?

Here's what some current apprentices had to say about their experiences.

Richard Green, engineering Graduate Apprentice

'My Graduate Apprenticeship will certainly help me gain the competitive edge over people who don't have the same level of work-based experience.'

A group of Graduate Level Apprenticeships at the University of the Highlands and Islands stand in a civil engineering classroom

Where could an apprenticeship take you?

If that's the question on your mind, check out Billy Boyter's story. He started as an apprentice, and now owns his own restaurant - with a Michelin star to boot.

William, civil engineering Foundation Apprentice

‘Sometimes I feel like I’m sitting in high school thinking, ‘How’s this going to help me in the future?’ Now I’m seeing how it applies in different jobs.’

Samantha, agriculture Modern Apprentice

'I struggled to be in a classroom all day – I wanted to be outside, learning new skills. When I got offered an apprenticeship, I decided that was the best option.'

Beyar and Ibrahim's construction apprenticeship

Find out how Beyar and Ibrahim are starting a career in construction, through a Modern Apprenticeship.

Stewart, creative and digital media Modern Apprentice

Stewart's apprenticeship lets him get hands-on experience at the BBC.

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Amy, business administration Modern Apprenticeship

Amy’s employer made simple Access to Work adjustments to support her dyslexia. Now, she’s learning on the job through a Modern Apprenticeship.

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Not sure which apprenticeship is for you?

My World of Work can help you explore your options. Try one of the tools below, and start to find out more about what careers might suit you.