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Finding an Apprenticeship

There are a range of ways to find an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are offered by a wide range of employers and you'll find opportunities advertised online, in local newspapers and through local colleges and training providers. Just like job hunting there are a variety of ways to find an Apprenticeship.

Finding an Apprenticeship online

There is a new service to help you find an apprenticeship vacancy. You’ll need to create a new account to use the new service, even if you have an account for the original service. For a short while the original service will still be active.

To use the new service

Find and apply for apprenticeships in England. You can create an account if you haven’t got one.

Go to Find an apprenticeship and search for vacancies by keywork, which could include job title or employer name. Make sure you also choose a location or postcode to show you the vacancies in your area. You can also select the Apprenticeship level using the drop down box.

You can also register your details by creating an account. To register you will need to give some details about yourself and then create a username and password.

Use the original service

If you’ve applied for an apprenticeship before, you’ll only be able to view your application history using the original service. This service will continue to work for a short while. Sign in to the original service.

Note: Not all Apprenticeships will be listed on the National Apprenticeship Service website, you might need to search the Internet, local newspapers, employer websites and training provider sites to find the right Apprenticeship. The document below might give you some good ideas for finding an Apprenticeship.

A Candidate's Guide is a step by step guide to registering on this website which will let you search for, view and then apply for Apprenticeships.

Finding an Apprenticeship through a provider

Many local providers such as colleges and training providers will also advertise Apprenticeship vacancies on their websites. You can find which providers are local to you in Find a Provider.

Or to search for a provider by the sector you are interested in you can try the Provider Search on the National Apprenticeship Service website.

Other routes to finding an apprenticeship

Employers and training providers might also use other means to find their ideal Apprentice and you might need to think creatively to find your ideal Apprenticeship. Why not try:

  • Using the internet and local newspapers to search for vacancies
  • Looking at employer websites to find vacancies and get a better idea of what they are looking for in a employee
  • Approach an employer to ask if they might consider making a job vacancy into an apprenticeship.

You could also ask family and friends if they know of vacancies. Don't just rely on one approach to find your ideal Apprenticeship!

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