Become an apprentice

Find out how an apprenticeship works, how long it can take and where you'll do your training.

How it works

An apprenticeship is a way of earning money in a job while you study for a nationally recognised qualification.

You don't need to take out a loan or pay any fees for your training because your employer and the government cover the costs.

Apprenticeships take between 1 and 6 years to complete. The time it takes depends on the level of the apprenticeship, the skills you already have and what industry the apprenticeship is in.

You'll train in the workplace and with a training provider, like a college or university.