Become an apprentice

Signposting is one of the four pillars underpinning the Apprenticeships Ambassadors Network (AAN). Here we show you how to become an apprentice, which apprenticeships are available and much more.

How apprenticeships work

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid.  Read more here and here.

Benefits of an apprenticeship

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

Real stories

Find out how becoming an apprentice changes lives. Read more here.

Browse by interest

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

Applying for an apprenticeship

There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. To apply for one, you will 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. Read more here and here.

What you will get

As an apprentice, you will get paid, time for training or study as part of your apprenticeship, holiday pay and other employee rights. Read more here.

You might also want to apply for NUS Apprentice extra which provides discounts in-store and online at your favourite brands.  Read more here.

Parents and Carers

If you are a parent, guardian, carer or teacher, you can help find a career path that is right for your would-be apprentice. Read more here.

Careers help for teenagers

Your school, college or training provider may be able to give you advice about apprenticeships. You can also call the National Careers Service helpline for information and advice if you are aged 13 or older in England. Read more here.