What is an apprenticeship?
It’s a paid job with added training and a qualification. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need for your chosen career.
How long does it take?
It depends on the type of job you’re training for, the level of the qualification and the experience you already have.
What does it cost?
To you, nothing. The government and your employer share the costs.
Who’s it for?
You must be at least 16 and not in full time education. You can be at the start of your career, getting new skills to do a job you already have, or changing roles completely. You can have a qualification already, like a degree, and still do one.
What else do I need to know?
Apprenticeships start at Level 2 Intermediate, that’s GCSE level. Level 3 Advanced apprenticeships are like A levels. Level 4 to 7 Higher and Degree apprenticeships are the same level as university degrees and master’s degrees.Depending on the level, you might need English or maths GCSEs, but you can also get extra training to get your English or maths up to scratch.
What do I get?
- Hands-on experience
- Job specific skills
- Pay and holiday leave
- 20% of your working hours at a college, university or with a training provider
- Assessments throughout your apprenticeship
- A career path with loads of potential
Ready to get started?
Contact the Youth Promise and someone will meet with you to go through all your options and help you apply.
Not ready yet?
If you think you need more skills or some work experience before starting, you could try a traineeship instead.
Local apprenticeship providers
There are some great providers working in Lambeth. They focus on different types of jobs and connect you with the right employers for the work you want to do.