Taking your first steps on the career ladder can be hard but an apprenticeship can be a great kick-start to your digital career. With over 90% of apprentices staying in jobs after they’ve completed their training, apprenticeships are a great way to learn new, relevant skills while you earn a salary. Whether you’re interested in networks, cyber security, software development or digital marketing, there is an apprenticeship out there to suit you.


Why should I consider an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will:

  • Earn while you learn – You’ll earn a full time salary while you train
  • Have no university debts – There are no tuition fees to pay and your salary means you have money to live on while you complete your training.
  • Gain practical and relevant experience – While completing your apprenticeship you’ll be doing valuable work and learning the real-life practical skills employers are looking for on CVs
  • Earn a recognised qualification – The qualification you earn at the end of your apprenticeship will be recognised countrywide. This can range from NVQ Level 2 to NVQ Level 4 or even an honours degree.


Type of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels. Any type you choose will be available in a range of subjects.

  • Intermediate apprenticeships are classed as Level 2 apprenticeships and are equivalent to 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C
  • Advanced apprenticeships are Level 3 and are equivalent to 2 A-levels
  • Higher apprenticeships are Levels 4-7 and are equivalent to a foundation degree or above Level 4 apprenticeships contain degree level content
  • Degree apprenticeships – these are levels 6-7 and are equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree.


Getting started

Step 1: Take a look at the apprenticeships in EnglandScotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, or see the live stream of vacancies below.
Step 2: Search the right apprenticeship for you and apply directly online
Step 3: If your application is successful, you’ll be invited to an interview


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