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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job where you earn while you learn. You gain experience and work towards a qualification at the same time. As you are an employee, you will have a contract of employment and holiday leave. It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which apprenticeship you are on.

Benefits of an apprenticeship:

  • It allows you to learn and train for a specific job
  • You will get paid, receive holiday leave and other benefits
  • You get hands-on, relevant work experience in your chosen job
  • You are able to study for at least 20% of your working hours - usually at a college, university or with a training provider.


What is an traineeship?

Traineeships are education and training programmes focused on giving young people the skills needed to succeed in a chosen career. These programmes are a great way to develop your talent and skills, while working in a real-world situation.

Benefits of a traineeship:

  • It provides you with a chance to succeed
  • It offers a placement that will give you substantial and meaningful workplace experience
  • It gives you the opportunity to show employers that you have what it takes to succeed in a job.

You can apply for a traineeship if you are:

  • eligible to work in England
  • have little or no work experience but are motivated to work
  • aged 16 to 24 - or 25 with an EHC plan - and qualified up to level 3.



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