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Secure an apprenticeship

Did you know you can earn while you learn new skills?


Think that apprenticeships are just for school leavers and young people? Think again!

Apprenticeships are open to people of all ages, are real jobs with real training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification from Level 2 up to degree level, depending on the role you are working towards.


The great thing about being an apprentice is you can get your career started by gaining new skills through combining hands on experience with qualifications (usually involves one study day a week). From learning hands-on skills like bricklaying or carpentry, hairdressing, business administration or customer service, teaching assistant, to technical skills and higher level apprenticeships in engineering and construction management, there’s a role that could suit you.


Take a look through the current apprenticeship opportunities, get in touch with Plymouth’s local training providers, and find out more about the advantages of undertaking an apprenticeship.  

Find advice and guidance here:
  • Need some inspiration for your career options?
    With so many career choices, it can be hard to decide! Use the links below to find the right path for you. Skillsometer - discover what jobs you might like to do Icould - discover your personality and what jobs might suit you NCS Skills Assessment - discover your skills and what jobs might suit you Careers Pilot Go Construct - construction specific Prospects Job Services - for graduates Target Careers UCAS
  • Not sure how to start? Check out these useful links to support you
    Make sure you feel ready to get back out there – check out the support available if you are feeling anxious, confused, lost or overwhelmed. Plymouth has lots of growing industries that will have many job openings in the future. One of them could be for you! Find out more. Get your own free Careers and Skills Plan with National Careers Service. Develop yourself through further study and training opportunities. Find out where to find jobs in Plymouth.
  • Need to talk through your options?
    Pop in and see us on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Barclays in Plymouth Centre or sign up as a member, we'd be happy to help. Or if you'd rather speak to someone on the phone, call the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. They can help to identify what career is best for you and the skills that could be useful in a range of different apprenticeship roles.
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