About apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

You can do an apprenticeship if you are over 16 years old, live in England and are not in full-time education.

If an apprenticeship is not right for you, or you don’t have the skill and experience to do an apprenticeship right now, you may be able to do a traineeship or a supported internship.

Find an apprenticeship or traineeship

Before you look for an apprenticeship or a traineeship it’s useful to think about your interests, skills you want to develop and the type of job you want in the future.

Organisations and websites you can go to for support include:

Help to find apprenticeships and traineeships

You can get support to find and apply for apprenticeships and traineeships from:

If you have special educational needs and disabilities you can get extra help from:

Support and benefits

Find out help you may be able to get if you're a student with a learning difficulty, health problem or disability.