What do I need to do?
To find out about apprenticeship opportunities you can contact companies directly and find out whether they are taking on any apprentices or have any future opportunities coming up. Sometimes it can be hard knowing where to start, but knowing what area of the industry is the first step.
Alternatively you can contact your local Connexions service to find out whether they hold a list of local employers that are offering apprenticeships. You can also contact your local FE College and local privately-run vocational training colleges to see if they are also working with employers locally on apprenticeships. Talk also to the National Apprenticeship Service for more information about Apprenticeships and the support you can receive from Government.
The websites below also have useful apprenticeship information:
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/
Amazing Apprenticeships – https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resources/
Engineering and Manufacturing – www.eef.org.uk
National Apprenticeship Service – www.apprenticeships.org.uk
NotgoingtoUni website – http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/