'An apprenticeship gives you hands on experience, a salary
and the opportunity to gain qualifications while you work - even a degree.
All of this with some high quality, prestigious companies in loads of different industries.'

www.getingofar.gov.uk.

What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee, you can earn as you learn and gain practical skills from the workplace. All employed Apprentices get a wage.

£3.50 is the national minimum Apprentice rate, for Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship.   Some employers will pay Apprentices more than the National Minimum Wage.

What different Apprenticeships are there?

There are four levels of Apprenticeships in hundreds of vocations.

At the age of 16 or 17, students can apply for Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeships (depending on the entry requirements).

At the age of 18, students can apply for Higher or Degree Apprenticeships (depending on the entry requirements).

How do I get an Apprenticeship?

There are a number of ways to get an Apprenticeship.

Students will need some qualifications, but more importantly they will need to demonstrate dedication, commitment, hard work, attention to detail, and an ability to sell themselves in writing and at interview.

Students should be prepared to apply for several apprenticeships, as competition can be high.

Support with Apprenticeship Applications

Apprenticeships can help you get your career going. Find out more, from this national website, about what an apprenticeship involves and get started today!

Search and apply for an apprenticeship in England, using the national website.

Want to speak to a member of the very helpful, Apprenticeships Norfolk team?

The information, advice and careers guidance website for young people in Norfolk. Check out the Apprenticeships, Jobs and Training Section.

Click the link above to visit the Sixth Form Google+ Area for Careers and Apprenticeships.

This guide contains a list of the types of Apprenticeship available across Norfolk.

Find apprenticeships in Not Going to Uni, the online apprenticeships guide that offers you advice on how to become an apprentice, find traineeships, college ...

Interested in an Apprenticeship, but don't want to wait for the job advert?

Why not contact the company/organisation and send them your CV?

You'll a need a cover letter. Here's some advice about how to write one, and we've included an example.

Future Workforce: Apprenticeships