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Apprenticeships are for everyone

What's the deal with apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships have been around for a while but there’s lots that you may not know about these qualifications. To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we’re answering any questions you may have about being an apprentice. Whether you’re thinking about how best to start your career, you want to gain extra qualifications and training to progress your career, or take a new career path, we hope the information here will give you a more accurate reflection of what apprenticeships are, and in addition, what they are not!

In honesty, there is probably an apprenticeship for everyone. You must be at least 16 and not be in full time education but there are no upper age limits on apprenticeships, and you can complete one if you already have qualifications in a different area. This means they’re a great tool for making a career change, or for finding your way into the NHS workforce.

Have a watch of this short  inspirational video about Donna and Kim, who have both gone on to further their careers via apprenticeships:


Rob also completed his apprenticeship just this year, hear from him about why apprenticeships are for everyone.

Have a look at some of our apprentice stories to see the range of options and the different reasons people decided that apprenticeships were the right choice for them and their careers.