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How can I help my child find an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are offered by a wide range of employers and can be advertised in many places. The Government runs the main website where vacancies are advertised, but young people can also find apprenticeships through employer websites, local colleges and training providers.

An apprenticeship is just like searching for a job, young people have to look in a range of different places to find one and they are competitive!

Start by looking at the government's vacancy website

One of the best ways to start looking for an apprenticeship is through the Government vacancy website ‘Find an apprenticeship’  

This website is where young people can set up an account to search and apply for different apprenticeships that they might see.

As these are real jobs, applicants will need to apply for the vacancies by submitting a job application.

Other places to find apprenticeships

Many training providers and colleges advertise their vacancies on their own sites and some employers advertise through their own websites or though job vacancy sites.

You can find local colleges and training providers in the South of England here

See Careerpilot for information on the other ways to find an apprenticeship

Amazing Apprenticeships offer vacancy snapshots - which is a list of apprenticeships offered by national companies.

The government produce and keep updated a list of companies across the country offering higher and degree apprenticeships and there are up to date vacancies on UCAS

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Applying and interviews

When your son or daughter has found the apprenticeship that really interests them, the next stage is to apply; it’s just like applying for a regular job.

Careerpilot has more information and tips on applying

Careerpilot also has tips on interview skills.

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