Getting started on the Apprenticeship programme

If you are interested in becoming an apprentice under the Apprenticeships programme or the Higher Level Apprenticeships programme, you must be in a job or have found an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice.

Finding an employer

Finding someone to take you on as an apprentice is really like finding any other job. You can, for example:

Find a training contractor

New entrants

Once you are in employment and have agreed with your employer that you can become an apprentice, simply contact a local Apprenticeship training contractor who will check your eligibility and register your interest in training when it is available.

Your training contractor will then meet with you and your employer to discuss your apprenticeship and training needs. They will develop and agree a training plan with you both.

If you're rejoining

If you were already on the apprenticeship programme and left, you can rejoin to complete the remainder of your apprenticeship. To rejoin the programme, contact an apprenticeship training supplier.

Higher Level Apprenticeships

For Higher Level Apprenticeships, a list of Further Eductaion  Colleges and Higher Education institutions offering Higher Level Apprenticeships is available at Higher Level Apprenticeships.

Additional support

If you need additional support, for example, if you have a disability, your training contractor will organise this for you with a specially trained support provider. They will work closely together on your behalf, so that you can benefit fully from the Apprenticeship training programme.

Contact the helpline

If you are unsure about which apprenticeship you want to follow, or just need more information on what the Apprenticeships programme can do for you, contact the helpline:

Other options

If the Apprenticeships programme is not for you, then why not check out some other employment and training programmes:

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