Finding an apprenticeship
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Gov.uk apprenticeship vacancy service
Gov.uk provides an online vacancy search to help you find an apprenticeship. You can search without creating an account.
You need to create an account to:
- apply for apprenticeships;
- get email and text alerts about new apprenticeships and your applications;
- track your applications.
Note: Not all apprenticeships will be listed on the gov.uk website, you might need to search other places to find the right apprenticeship.
Note: Not all apprenticeships will be listed on the Gov.uk site's. You might need to use these other ways too.
Other ways to find an apprenticeship
Through a provider
Many local providers such as colleges and training providers will also advertise apprenticeship vacancies on their websites. You can find which providers are local to you in Find a Provider.
Or to search for a provider by the sector you are interested in you can try the Provider Search on the National Apprenticeship Service website.
Looking on job vacancy sites
Another place to look can be on the big national job vacancy sites, which also include local search options.
Examples sites include:
Try entering "apprentice" in the 'job title' box and your nearest town or city in the 'location' box.
Some of these will allow you to upload your CV so that employers can search for you. You can also set up email alerts to your inbox when they have vacancies that match your chosen criteria such as location, job category or keywords.
Checklist for finding an apprenticeship
If you want to use a checklist which will give you a simple process to follow to learn all about apprenticeships and how to find one and apply, check out this checklist for school leavers.
Apprenticeship vacancy websites in the South West
For apprenticeships in England you should start with the Gov.uk site's serch for an apprenticeship tool
Careers4students is one of a number of websites which advertises apprenticeship opportunities in the South West and nationally.
Careers World provides information on job sectors and has some job and apprenticeship vacancies. Also has SW regional facts and contacts.
Not Going to Uni advertises apprenticeship vacancies which you can search for by different levels and job sectors.