Whether you are thinking about what to do after you leave school or you are already in work at the University and thinking about gaining new skills in your current role or a role change, an apprenticeship could be the right path for you. If you are 16 years or older and would like a job that offers training, then an apprenticeship is an opportunity to earn while you learn.
Who can apply?
Anyone living in England*, over-16 and not in full time education as well as existing staff can apply.
How long does an apprenticeship last?
Depending on the skills and levels required, an apprenticeship can last from one to four years.
What level of qualifications are included?
You can now start an apprenticeship at flexible entry levels such as from GCSE and A Level all the way up to Masters level.
What’s in it for me?
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study and cover a wide choice of careers. They are a great way to apply your learning immediately to your work whilst getting paid. The training can give you the skills you need to start your career, or boost your skills if you are already in work. You can also use apprenticeships to develop leadership and management expertise.
As an apprentice you’ll:
- work alongside experienced staff
- gain job-specific skills
- earn a wage and get holiday pay
- get time for study and training related to your role (amounting to approximately one day a week)
- you must have the right to work in England
- you must be either:
- a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) (including other countries determined within the EEA or those with bilateral agreements), or have the right of abode in the UK, and have been ordinarily resident in the EEA (including other countries determined within the EEA or those with bilateral agreements), for at least the previous three years on the first day of learning
- or a non-EEA citizen with permission from the UK government to live in the UK, (not for educational purposes) and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning.