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Check out upcoming Apprenticeship opportunities and National Apprenticeship Week events (scroll to the bottom)...


How apprenticeships work

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.

As an apprentice you’ll:

  • be an employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
  • work alongside experienced staff
  • gain job-specific skills
  • get time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level.

Levels of apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

  Level Equivalent educational level
Intermediate 2 GCSE
Advanced 3 A level
Higher 4,5,6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or master’s degree

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma. Click HERE to see some examples of higher level apprenticeships.

Who can start an apprenticeship

To start an apprenticeship, you’ll need to be:

  • 16 or over
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still at school but you’ll need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays to start the apprenticeship.  You can find out more information HERE

National Apprenticeship Week Event with 30 Global Employers! 

Monday 6th February from 5pm - 8pm

National Apprenticeship Week is not far away and to celebrate we will be hosting our BIGGEST multi-employer careers event of the year! We will be joined by experts from a range of industries including: Technology, Business, Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Property Development & Construction.

On Monday 6th February from 5pm - 8pm students from across the nation will have access to the UK’s biggest Virtual Apprenticeship, Work Experience & Careers Expo with over 30 of the world’s biggest employers in attendance!  

This will take place under one huge Webinar 'Expo' on Zoom, where students can drop in and out of multiple different workshop sessions, keynote presentations, panel discussions and employer networking booths throughout the night. So if you're already certain on your career path and want to gain more opportunities, or maybe a little unsure about what to do in the future - you don't want to miss this event!

Employers will be sharing insights into their respective industries through workshops and interactive networking sessions in the virtual expo booth areas as well as offering a variety of apprenticeship and work experience opportunities. 

Below you will see the current full line-up of employers, we are so excited to have all these huge global brands joining us on one platform for this event. We hope you are as excited too, and who knows, you could even network your way to a job or some work experience! 

Technology Employers:

  • Capgemini
  • IBM
  • Experian
  • World Wide Technology
  • BT Group 
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Version 1

Business, Accounting & Finance Employers:

  • Goldman Sachs
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • CIMA
  • Mazars
  • Grant Thornton
  • Fidelity International
  • Marsh McLennan
  • Kuehne Nagel
  • Legal & General 

Engineering, Property Development & Construction Employers:

  • Berkeley Group
  • Babcock
  • British Airways
  • Spectris
  • Mott MacDonald
  • AWE
  • Veolia 

If you are interested hearing from any of these employers, please use the main registration link below and select which industry sector you’d like to be part of during the evening (don't worry if you are interested in more than one, you will be able to join other industries throughout the evening). 

Registration Link:

We very much look forward to welcoming you to what’s set to be an excellent career focused evening, and helping you find the right direction for your future.

This event is open to students of all ages as well as parents and teachers. Feel free to share this event far and wide with anyone you feel would benefit!

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.

Best Regards,

Dan / Young Professionals 

Dan Miller

Founder and CEO | 


Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk


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Check out upcoming LIVE Apprenticeship opportunities in the documents below...