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Further information about Apprenticeships

The following websites are a selection of places to find out more about apprenticeships. There are many more sites and information resources available.

Careers Advice

The following websites provide useful resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers on work based learning careers opportunities.

WorldSkills UK: inspires young people through careers advice resources to think about their career direction by giving them unique access to high-achieving young role models and helping them believe that one day this could be them.

Youth Employment UK: is the leading youth organisation dedicated to tackling youth unemployment in the UK. It brings together young people, employers and policy in an innovative way that creates real impact. They provide resources for parents, young people, and teachers.

The Careers and Enterprise Company: exists to facilitate a world-class careers education, inspiring and preparing young people for the world of work.



A guide to apprenticeships – provides information on the opportunities, progression and benefits of doing an apprenticeship with case studies from real apprentices.

Become an apprentice – an overview for an individual considering doing an apprenticeship.


Employer guide to apprenticeships – this guide gives employers the information and benefits of recruiting apprentices to their business.

How to take on an apprentice – Information about employing an apprentice and how apprenticeship funding works.

A Guide to achieving the benefits of apprenticeships –includes inspiring stories from employers on the benefits of apprenticeships and differences apprentices can make to business.

Guide for employers supporting young apprentices – contains advice and resources to help employers in all sectors provide effective support for apprentices aged 16-24. This includes guidance on recruitment, on-the-job support and sources of additional funding to support young apprentices.

How to register and use the apprenticeship service as an employer – the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), is inviting all employers to use the apprenticeship service

Degree Apprenticeships

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the UK provide a guide to finding a degree apprenticeship.

Find out more about degree apprenticeships and the industries they are offered in.

Government information, the Education & Skills Funding Agency, on Degree Apprenticeships

Higher and degree apprenticeships – the opportunities, progression and benefits of doing a higher or degree apprenticeship.


Amazing Apprenticeships is the approved communication channel, commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service

The Essential Guide to Apprenticeship Support has been updated and now includes more information on the support available to individuals who are considering applying for an apprenticeship and current apprentices. The information may also be useful for parents, carers and other groups who offer advice and guidance.

Not Going to Uni provides information on apprenticeships and vacancies across all levels.

Get My First Job features different career choices including apprenticeships (aimed at young people).

Rate My Apprenticeship features apprenticeship available and gives some interesting insight on apprentices views on their apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship Guide gives an overview of all the apprenticeships that are available and links to vacancies on the Apprenticeship Service site.

Milkround also features graduate level apprenticeship options

What are apprenticeships – UCAS guide to find out the key info about apprenticeships, including what they are, how they work, and more.

For parents and caregivers, what are apprenticeships?

For parents and caregivers, university or apprenticeship?

For employers, recruiting young professionals

Parents and Teachers


A Guide to Apprenticeships for the school workforce

Updated 101 Activities Guide – contains 101 engaging and informative apprenticeship activities to help showcase the benefits of apprenticeships to student, teachers and parents.

Parents’ Pack – resources, including questions to ask about degree apprenticeships, the importance of keeping options open, employer advice and more
Further information here

Career Planning Toolkit

WorldSkills UK and The Careers & Enterprise Company are pleased to introduce a free toolkit to help teachers develop students’ career planning and employability skills and prepare them for career success.

EY Parentaship

EY has developed a range of materials and resources for parents including information about apprenticeships. Together with experts, this EY website  helps parents sort fact from fiction so that they can advise their child with confidence.


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