Apprenticeships are a great option for those who wish to pursue work based learning and the number on offer is ever increasing. Apprenticeships can be taken at a range of levels. Level 2 and 3 is for post GCSE, and they progress up to degree level qualifications. If you are unsure what level would be appropriate for you please see Ms Murray.

Please check the Local Vacancies page for apprenticeship vacancies

The National Apprenticeship Service

The Government's National Apprenticeship Service site is the best place to go to for all apprenticeship information .

You will need to register with the National Apprenticeship Service here

The Government has issued lots of useful information surrounding career options, the levels of training and education available and any help you may be entitled to.

Click here for National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates for 2021/22.

If you have any questions, or need support please contact the Helpdesk on or call: 0800 015 0400

Industry specific Apprenticeship providers & Colleges

Industry Specific

The Ministry of Defence offer some brilliant apprenticeships here

The Civil Service has lots of different entry routes here

It is worth checking out these local providers who offer specialised apprenticeships

S&B Automotive Academy (motor vehicle apprenticeships)

JTL Training (electrical/ plumbing)

On Site Bristol (construction)

HIT Training (Hospitality and Catering)

Professional Apprenticeships (Digital, Marketing, Business)

Lifetime Training (Hospitality, Business and Commerce, Retail, Health and Social Care, NHS, Civil Service and Public Sector, Active Leisure, and Early Years and Teaching)

The following colleges / educational institutions offer apprenticeships as well

Bath College

City of Bristol College

SGS College

Please note: These websites are not an exhaustive or definitive list.

Information for Parents/ Carers

Parents information pack on Apprenticeships

A parents guide to Apprenticeships from Success at School

Parents Guide to Apprenticeships (from 2019/20 but still very relevant and comprehensive)

Also please check our Advice for Parents and Carers page and the Careers Videos page for a comprehensive presentation from Alex Richards from Western Training Provider Network.

DFE guide dispelling the myths surrounding Apprenticeships

Useful general websites and resources with hints and tips to help you secure that apprenticeship

UCAS has a very handy guide to the different levels of Apprenticeships here

Success at School has a wealth of information on Apprenticeships.

Rate My Apprenticeship is a great resource.

Amazing Apprenticeships is one of the leading sites on apprenticeships. Click here for their brilliant booklet which you can work through and learn all you need to know about Apprenticeships!

Future Talent offer apprenticeship and training vacancies. They also offer help on various aspects of the whole process such as how to write a covering letter.

Get My First Job offer the latest news stories and top tips on apprenticeships.

Lifetime Training are based locally in Bristol and have apprenticeships in a variety of sectors, as well as advice and information.

Not going to Uni is an excellent site for students looking at a higher apprenticeship (degree level)

Unifrog has released an informative and comprehensive guide to apprenticeships

South West Apprenticeship Company can help an apprentice find a provider

Please note: These websites are not an exhaustive or definitive list.

National Apprenticeship Vacancies & Opportunities

Please click on the links below for the latest Apprenticeship Vacancies

Week Commencing 24.01.22

General Apprenticeship Opportunities

BAE Systems 2022 Apprenticeship Programmes - NOW OPEN

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) have all levels of apprenticeships and are open for applications

BDO is one of the UK's largest accountancy and business advisory firms. They run a four year school leaver programme in either Audit, Advisory, Tax or Business Services & Outsourcing departments

SGS College has released its apprenticeship vacancies which it supports as the training provider here All vacancies here are also at and applicants should apply via this page.

KPMG have apprenticeships in Audit, Consulting, KPMG Business Services, Law, and Technology & Engineering for applications now

Wiltshire College are one of the leading providers of apprenticeship programmes in the South West. Please email or call 0845 345 2235 to speak to one of their team of experts

BEMA are releasing their apprenticeships in Engineering soon. Please see Ms Murray for details of the positions available. Click on the link for an electronic application form

National Apprenticeship Week 7th-15th February 2022

Check out all the online events and activities happening for National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Target Careers linked with SKY have a timetable of free online events. Just click on the link to join:

Careermap have a fantastic calendar of live Q&A sessions on various apprenticeships - check here and sign up

Success at School have the below to check out:

Should I apply for an apprenticeship or go to university?

It’s a question that plagues thousands of school leavers every year and there’s no right or wrong answer. We’ll look at the benefits and drawbacks of both options to help you decide which is best for you.

What qualifications can I get from an apprenticeship?

OK, so you’ve got the hang of apprenticeships, but what about all the qualifications that come along with them? Here are the apprenticeship qualifications you may be able to work towards in each of the apprenticeship levels.

Six famous people who started out as apprentices

From fashion and food, to acting and sport, apprenticeships can be found in pretty much every career sector - we’ve tracked down some of the most famous former apprentices to show just what you can achieve through an apprenticeship!

How to find an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships can be a great way to kickstart your career, and secure your dream job. But with so many out there, that's often easier said than done. Here are five steps that can help you narrow down the options.

UCAS are holding a Virtual Apprenticeships Fair on Wednesday 9 February.

Virtual National Apprenticeship Show is also on Wednesday 9 February, 11 - 6pm. Exhibitors include NHS, AIRBUS, GOOGLE, SKY, ASTRAZENECA, LLOYDS BANKING GROUP and the Home Office.