What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship, which must last for a minimum of 12 months, combines hands-on work with the opportunity to train and obtain qualifications, right up to Masters Degree level. It’s a paid position, so you earn while you learn, and at least 20% of your time is set aside for learning, usually at a college, university or training provider. Whereas previously apprenticeships were generally offered within the "trades", they are now available in any industry - from construction, marketing, engineering, IT, tourism, and even film & television.

To watch our presentations from our recent Apprenticeships Evening, please click the links below:

Post-16 Apprenticeships

Degree Apprenticeships

Unifrog has a fantastic section on Apprenticeships: the different careers available, how the different apprenticeships levels work, why an apprenticeship may be the best pathway for you, how you apply, and a list of current vacancies that is updated daily. Make this your first port of call!

Need further info? These are the next best sites to explore:

The main government apprenticeships site, with a wide range of information, live vacancies searchable by area, and the ability to apply online.

Information and guidance with relation to finding apprenticeships in the Solent area.

Amazing Apprenticeships

A fantastic user friendly resource for finding out about all things apprenticeships!

Local apprenticeship providers who will help you to find a place on their schemes:

Engineering, Business & IT

IT and Digital Industries

Hospitality, Healthcare, Business & More

Other useful websites to explore:

Indeed - one of the UK's top job sites, search for apprenticeships by area