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An apprenticeship is a job where you learn, gain hands-on experience, and get paid. You will work alongside staff who are experienced in your chosen field and will gain job-specific skills. As an apprentice you will study for at least 20% of your working hours, usually at a college, university, or with a training provider.

In order to start an apprenticeship, you must be aged 16 or over, and not already in full-time education. You can apply while you are still at school.

Apprenticeships usually take between 1 and 5 years to complete, depending on the level.

You can find information about how apprenticeships work and how to apply for an apprenticeship by visiting:

GOV.UK - Become an apprentice

GOV.UK - Apprentice Support Centre.

You can search for apprenticeship opportunities by visiting:

GOV.UK - Browse apprenticeships

GOV.UK - Find an apprenticeship


A traineeship is a course with work experience that can help to get you ready for work or for an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year (although most will last for less than 6 months). It will include a work placement of 70 hours or more. Support will be provided to help you to develop the skills you will need for a job or an apprenticeship in the area in which you want to work. You will not be paid during a traineeship.

You can find further information, and search for traineeships in your local area by visiting:
GOV.UK - Find a traineeship.

You can also find information relating to providers who offer apprenticeships and traineeships in Derbyshire and the surrounding areas by visiting:
Local Offer - Training Providers