Apprenticeships combine work and study. You will be employed by a company to do a real job whilst studying for a formal qualification. It gives you the opportunity to gain the skills and experience required for many different careers and they are ideal if you have a clear career path that you would like to pursue, or if you like practical 'on the job' training combined with study either through college or a training provider. This way you get to ‘earn while you learn’.
amazingapprenticeships.com - Find loads of information for parents and students about apprenticeships, including how to apply for an apprenticeship as well as hearing from students talking about what it’s really like to be an apprentice. Like the website above there is a link to the government website where you can set up an account to apply for apprenticeships, and subscribe to email updates.
ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk - Various guides about the industries that you could have an apprenticeship within and read reviews about the biggest companies and the best companies for apprenticeships. You can also search and apply for apprenticeships.
apprenticeshipguide.co.uk - As the name suggests this is a guide to all you need to know about apprenticeships. You can find out about apprenticeships in different industries or if you don’t know what industry would be of interest there is the option to search by the different school subjects.
Apprenticeship advice and details of current vacancies can be found using Unifrog, and also via the UCAS website - https://www.ucas.com/understanding-apprenticeships. Please also see these presentations from the National Apprenticeship Service: