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Information about apprenticeships

On this page, you will find information about:

  • What an apprenticeship is.
  • What you can study during an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships that are currently available.

National Apprenticeship Week starts on 7 February. The Parents’ Guide to National Apprenticeship Week contains information on apprenticeships, universities, and revision techniques.

You can download it here

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. They lead to recognised qualifications from level 2 (the same as a GCSE) to level 7 (the same as a bachelor’s or master’s degree).

You work alongside experienced staff, earning a wage and gaining job-specific skills.

There’s a lot more information about apprenticeships on the government’s guide to apprenticeships.

On that site you will find out about how they work, whether or not you are eligible, and how the courses usually work.

There are a lot of apprenticeship vacancies posted on the government website. These contain information about the employer, the qualification you will study towards, and the training provider you will be studying with.

How to use the 'find an apprenticeship' service

Amazing Apprenticeships have published a guide to finding and applying for apprenticeships.

This video will show you how to navigate the platform and submit an application.

Apprenticeships with the NHS

Where to find apprenticeship vacancies

The websites below all advertise apprenticeship vacancies.

It is worth checking these websites regularly as new apprenticeship vacancies are added all of the time.

There is more information about other apprenticeship providers who serve the Gateshead area in this spreadsheet.