Finding an apprenticeship
There are a range of ways to find an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are offered by a wide range of employers and you'll find opportunities advertised online, in local newspapers and through local colleges and training providers. Just like job hunting there are a variety of ways to find an apprenticeship.
Finding an apprenticeship online
Gov.uk also provides an online vacancy search to help you find an apprenticeship. You can search without creating an account.
You need to create an account to:
- apply for apprenticeships
- get email and text alerts about new apprenticeships and your applications
- track your applications
Note: Not all apprenticeships will be listed on the gov.uk website, you might need to search other places to find the right apprenticeship.
The Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Listing showcases thousands of vacancies from over 40 employers starting in 2018. You can apply for many of these apprenticeships and a place at university at the same time.
Other routes to finding an apprenticeship
Employers and training providers might also use other means to find their ideal apprentice and you might need to think creatively to find your ideal apprenticeship. Why not try:
- Using the internet and local newspapers to search for vacancies
- Looking at employer websites to find vacancies and get a better idea of what they are looking for in a employee
- Approach an employer to ask if they might consider making a job vacancy into an apprenticeship
Finding an apprenticeship through a provider
Many local providers such as colleges and training providers will also advertise apprenticeship vacancies on their websites. You can find which providers are local to you in Find a Provider.
Looking on job vacancy sites
Another place to look can be on the big national job vacancy sites, which also include local search options.
Examples of sites include:
Try entering "apprentice" in the 'job title' box and your nearest town or city in the 'location' box.
Some of these will allow you to upload your CV so that employers can search for you. You can also set up email alerts to your inbox when they have vacancies that match your chosen criteria such as location, job category or keywords.
You could also ask family and friends if they know of vacancies. Don't just rely on one approach to find your ideal apprenticeship!