They are a great way to get a career started and can offer qualifications up to level 7 (the same as a Masters degree). The fact they are practical and on-the-job means they are great if you love getting hands-on with work or prefer to learn outside of the classroom.

As an apprentice, you will be paid a salary and be part of a team but you will also benefit from dedicated time during the week to study for your qualification. There are a range of qualifications that are equivalent to GSCE to Master’s Degree.

Apprenticeship vary within the UK and Republic of Ireland, so click on the links below to see what is available in your area.