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unlock a lifelong career with An apprenticeship 

Kick-start your career through hands-on learning and professional development with an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships bridge the gap between education and real-world experience and are designed to provide you with practical training, industry knowledge, and the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals in your desired field. Whether you're a recent graduate, a career changer, a school leaver or someone looking to upskill, an apprenticeship allows you to earn while you learn and opens doors to a lifelong career.   

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Interested in apprenticeships but not sure what to expect? check out our quick guide.
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WHat our apprentices say

There are different levels of apprenticeship, even up to degree or the higher degree level apprenticeships. When considering your options for higher education, financial security and the start of full-time employment, an apprenticeship is a great option.

Samantha Glen

I have found the balance between work, study and a social life really good, I am a full time mum as well and this apprenticeship has given me the work life balance I have always dreamed of.

Sioned Morris

Latest News

What employers need to know about changes to the ESFA funding rules 2023/24
18 July 2023

Updated Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Apprenticeship funding rules for the 2023/24 academic year.

Apprenticeship: What is it and Why Do One?
6 June 2023

What is an Apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines on-the-job learning with classroom instruction. It is a valuable pathway for individuals …

Flexi-Job Apprenticeships: A beginner’s guide
27 April 2023

In 2021, the government introduced Flexi-Job Apprenticeships – these are designed to ensure those sectors and occupations where short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models are the norm can access the benefits of apprenticeships.

They are available to employers and apprentices in two ways: with or without a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency (FJAA).

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