What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a job with training, where young people earn whilst they work towards a nationally recognised qualification. Apprenticeships can take between 1 and 5 years to complete, depending on the level of qualification and the job involved. Apprenticeships are available in over 1500 job roles and over 500 sectors.

What can an apprenticeship lead to?

Many employers consider apprenticeships to be a long term investment in an employee. Often an apprenticeship can lead to a permanent job with the same employer, or give better opportunities when applying elsewhere for a permanent job. Sometimes apprenticeships can be extended allowing the young person to continue working and studying for a higher level apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are offered at four levels:

Intermediate equivalent of 5 A*-C GCSEs

Advanced equivalent of 2 A Levels

Higher equivalent of a Foundation Degree

Degree equivalent of a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree

Apprenticeship vacancies

Visit www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk for the latest apprenticeship vacancies in York and the surrounding area. You can also use the form below to sign up to the York apprenticeship talent pool to receive weekly updates on vacancies that interest you.