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Education and childcare

Working with children and young people is an increasingly popular area for apprentices.

You could be an apprentice teacher, teaching assistant or early years educator, playing a vital role in enabling children to get the most out of education in a school or nursery setting.

Apprenticeships can also involve particular specialisms in areas like music or working with pupils with special educational needs or challenging behaviour, helping them to overcome barriers to learning and fulfil their potential.

Apprenticeships include:

  • Teacher
  • Learning mentor
  • Children, Young People & Families Manager

Real stories Bursledon Junior School

"As a salaried role, I thought this apprenticeship sounded like a great option for me."
Natalie Rich, 40 Post-graduate Teaching Apprentice, Bursledon Junior School

The headteacher at my school helped me to become an apprentice. I was working as a teaching assistant and wanted to become a fully qualified teacher, so I went to an information evening on different routes into teaching. As a salaried role, I thought this apprenticeship sounded like a great option for me.

A rewarding experience

My friends and family have been very supportive of me while I've been completing the apprenticeship. I'm enjoying the day-to-day role because I love working in a great team and teaching the amazing children in our school.

Fast-track your career

I think my apprenticeship will open up my future career options by enabling me to start my career in teaching. I hope to be employed as a newly qualified teacher in September.