Combine work and study Apprenticeships


An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee both studies to earn a qualification and works to gain valuable work experience.

Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships are an exciting paid option for anyone wanting to gain experience, upskill or change career because they offer the chance to earn a wage whilst they work and study.

An apprenticeship includes:

Who can apply?

An apprenticeship is a great paid work opportunity for people over the age of 16 in England who are:

There are over 600 different types of apprenticeships. No matter what career you’re interested in, there’s likely to be an apprenticeship for you: gov link.

You will earn a qualification from your apprenticeship.

The 4 different apprenticeship levels are:

Apprenticeship level
Equivalent education level
A Level
4 or 5
Foundation degree and above
6 or 7
Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Apprenticeship benefits

There are many benefits to completing an apprenticeship, which include:

You can search and apply for apprenticeships in England on GOV.UK.

Useful apprenticeship websites