An apprenticeship is a training programme that allows young people to learn new skills and gain recognised qualifications while working. Anyone living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education can apply. 
Apprentices usually spend four days a week at work and one day a week at college as they work towards their qualifications. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete.
Apprenticeships are linked to particular job roles, such as engineering, horticulture or administration. There are many benefits to being an apprentice, including:
  • earning a salary (currently at least £3.30 an hour)
  • paid holidays
  • training 
  • qualifications
  • learning job-specific skills.
All apprenticeships must be advertised on the Apprentice Vacancy Matching Service. Young people must register with the site to apply or to sign up for email alerts for new vacancies.
At Activate Learning, we work with our dedicated apprenticeship provider – Activate Apprenticeships – to access the right apprenticeship vacancy.