All about Apprenticeships and Traineeship 

Why should I do an apprenticeship? It's a real job with training, so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. Training may take place on the job, at college or, for higher level apprenticeships, actually at a university or combination. Your employer will pay for your training and, in some cases, university fees.

There are over 180 different types of apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects - from arts, farming, child care, IT and accountancy to more traditional subjects like engineering and motor mechanics. Click here to see the full range. If you live in England, are >16 and not in full time education you can apply. Apprenticeships take 1-4 years.

Find out more about Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships Find out how they work, then register, search and apply for vacancies anywhere in the UK - visit Apprenticeships UK
  • Is a Traineeship for me?
    Traineeships last from 6 weeks to 6 months, the content tailored to your individual needs. Advice on how to get a Traineeship and where to go for more information here.
  • Watch ‘How to Apply for an Apprenticeship’ on YouTube here.
  • How to write a winning application - click here for tips on how to maximise your chances of getting the apprenticeship you want.
  • Want to talk to someone? You can call the National Apprenticeship Service on: 0800 015 0400 or 0247 682 6482 or email . In addition, those aged 16-24, can contact the shop 'Elevate Me' based at Wokingham Library - see button on left.
  • Click here for jobs & tips from
  • To see companies who hire apprentices regularly, click here