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WHAT IS AN
APPRENTICESHIP?

With an apprenticeship, your students can kick-start their working lives by earning and learning. They could even get a degree.

Apprenticeships are for young people of all abilities who want to get into the world of work and gain skills, experience and qualifications on the job. With some apprenticeships, students can gain a degree.

So it’s worth encouraging your students to think about the sort of career they want and which route might be the best to help them achieve this – it might not be what they expect.

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WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE INVOLVED?

You may be surprised by the huge variety of apprenticeships available across England offered by leading businesses of all sizes, including household names such as Lloyds Banking Group, Rolls Royce, BBC, IBM, Unilever and Airbus.

Below are just a few of the many companies that appreciate how beneficial apprentices are to their business.

Some 87% of graduating apprentices from the last 10 years are still working within the business, 38% promoted at least once, demonstrating a clear link to how the apprenticeship programme strengthens our workforce capabilities and provides business leaders.

Our apprenticeships benefit BAE Systems, providing a critical talent pipeline of motivated and qualified individuals. The apprentice benefits through above average remuneration whilst training with real career opportunities.

- BAE Systems

From humble beginnings with a handful of apprentices, our apprenticeship programme now spans nearly the entire bank. Everywhere you look, we’re creating new leaders who will know our bank inside out.

- Barclays Bank

Apprentices have increased our staff headcount and turnover significantly throughout the years and they have proved to be an invaluable tool for our growth then and now.

- KeyBridge IT Solutions

HELPING YOUR STUDENTS
GET AN APPRENTICESHIP

Teacher support materials and guidance for apprenticeships are available on the Amazing Apprenticeships site.

If your students are ready to start looking for opportunities, they should visit the Find An Apprenticeship site on GOV.UK. There are up to 28,000 vacancies at any one time.

FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP

For more information on apprenticeships and how young people can apply, call the free phone helpline on 0800 0150 400 between 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.  

Alternatively the National Careers Service website provides advice and guidance to help people make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE

EMPLOYERS

Employers can benefit from Apprenticeships as much as the young people doing them can.

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TEACHERS

Discover how an apprenticeship can kickstart your students' careers.

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PARENTS

An apprenticeship can kick start a career you and your child can be proud of.

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