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What’s an apprenticeship?

There are a lot of myths regarding apprenticeships. Lots of people think they are only for trades like builder, joiner, mechanic.

Most people don’t realise that an apprenticeship can lead to a degree – and in some companies, your degree paying for by your employer (tuition fees are currently around £9000 per year for University).

Apprenticeship Levels

What next?
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship then you need to get prepared. Apprenticeships aren’t the easy option. You need to:

Rapid Reads

What are Traineeships?

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship levels explained

Finding the best apprenticeship for you

Rapid-Read: apprenticeship finances

Rapid-Read: how do I write a CV and why do I need one?

Apprenticeships Hints & Tips

How can school help:

Apprenticeship Information

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