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Become an apprentice

Find out how to become an apprentice, what apprenticeships are available and which employers offer them.

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Real stories

Find out how becoming an apprentice changes lives.

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What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are an exciting option - you get hands-on training and also the chance to put your skills into practice.

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Help shape their career

If you're a parent, guardian, carer or teacher of someone, you can help them find a career path that’s right for them.

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Browse by interest

Find out what type of apprenticeships you can expect in your chosen interest.

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Becoming an apprentice

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You're an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave.

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Applying for an apprenticeship

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. To apply for one, you’ll need to create an account on the find an apprenticeship service. You can also save any apprenticeships you like and then apply for them later.

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The interview process

If your application is successful, the employer will invite you for an interview. If you’re upskilling with your current employer, you may not have one.

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Starting your apprenticeship

Before you start your apprenticeship, your employer will usually contact you and ask a series of questions. Find out what they might be.

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Assessment and certification

During your apprenticeship, you’ll be assessed to make sure you’re achieving the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for your chosen apprenticeship.

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Set up a service account

Create an account on find an apprenticeship so you can search, save and apply for apprenticeships.

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Call 0800 0150 400 or email nationalhelpdesk@apprenticeships.gov.uk


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