Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships allow you to combine work and study by mixing in job training with classroom learning.

You will be employed to do a real job while studying for a recognised qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or a training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship, you'll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

Apprenticeship Levels

Apprenticeships have four different levels:

  • Intermediate - equivalent to five GCSE passes at grade A*- C or 9 -4
  • Advanced - equivalent to two A-level passes/Level 3 Diploma/International Baccalaureate
  • Higher - equivalent to the first stages of higher education, such as a foundation degree.
  • Degree - comparable to a Bachelors or Master’s degree.

There are various types of apprenticeships most job sectors offer apprenticeship opportunities in the UK, with a wide range of roles on offer. The standards include:

  • Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care apprenticeships in roles such as general farm workers, gardeners, floristry or veterinary nurse.
  • Business apprenticeships in roles such as accounting, marketing, people/HR administration, recruitment and sales.
  • Construction apprenticeships in roles such as building, plumbing and quantity surveying.
  • Engineering apprenticeships in roles such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.
  • Healthcare apprenticeships in roles such as dental, nursing and youth work, as well as NHS apprenticeships.
  • Hospitality and Travel apprenticeships in this sector focus on food and drink preparation and service, as well as a route into travel consultancy.
  • IT apprenticeships in roles such as information security and software development.
  • Law apprenticeships offered at paralegal, legal executive or solicitor level.
  • Media apprenticeships in roles such as journalism, live events, costume design and media make-up.
  • Transport & Logistics apprenticeships include vehicle maintenance as well of a wide range of industries employing people to drive vehicles such as rail, road and aviation.

The length of your apprenticeship will depend on a number of aspects, such as the level of the apprenticeship, your chosen sector, employer requirements and your individual ability. The basic framework is below:

Intermediate apprenticeships tend to last between 12 and 18 months

Advanced apprenticeships are usually completed over two years

Higher and degree apprenticeships take three-to-six years to complete depending on the sector you have chosen.

Pay Rates

Aged under 19 and an apprentice OR
19 or over and still in your first year as an apprentice
£4.81
Apprentices aged 19 or over and have completed your first year
(National Minimum Wage - per hour)
£6.83
(Aged 18-20)
  £9.18
(Aged 21-22)
  £9.50
(Aged 23 and over)

Amazing Apprenticeships

  • Click here for resources and parents' packs from Amazing Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Airedale Chemical
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Appris
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Audi
Information and application
BDO Finance & Accountancy
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Bradford Council
Apprenticeships in West Yorkshire
BT
Apprenticeships and early careers for BT
Calbee
Speak to Mrs Burton
Careers at Sea
Information on careers at sea
Channel 4
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Cirteq
Please see your student emails for information (Year 11)
Craven College
Archive of apprenticeships 
DirectGov Apprenticeship Search
Search for apprenticeships
Fives
Check emails (Year 11)
Future Talent
List of apprenticeships available in the local area
Gesipa
Speak to Mrs Burton (Year 13)
Indeed
Find recent apprenticeship opportunities in your local area
ITV
ITV News Traineeship for 2022
J Carey Design
Speak to Mrs Burton
Keighley College
Current opportunities available through Keighley College
Keighley Laboratories Ltd
Check PRIDE Classroom
L Tennet Construction
Speak to Mrs Burton
LARK Architects
Speak to Mrs Burton
Leeds Apprenticeships
Check emails (Year 11)
Leeds City College
Current opportunities available
Lidl
Graduate and undergraduate programmes
National Grid
Apprenticeships within the company
North Yorkshire Cadets
Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme
North Yorkshire Police
Recruitment within the police
RAF Recruitment
Career opportunities
Richard Drake Contracting
Speak to Mrs Burton
Shipley College
Apprenticeships available through Shipley College
Silsden Primary
Speak to Mrs Burton
Skipton Building Society
Connecting Our Future opportunity
Sky 
Sky Early Careers opportunities
The Secret Drawer
Apprentice Cabinetmaker opportunity
TransPennine Express
Apprenticeships offered through TransPennine Express
UCAS Apprentice opportunities in Yorkshire and the Humber
Ultimate Group
Funiture Account Manager opportunity
Vacancies in Bradford
Live vacancy report
Vacancies in Craven
Live vacancy report
Vacancies in Leeds
Live vacancy report
Volkswagen
Apply to the apprenticeship programme
West Yorkshire Police
Recruitment within the police