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Become an apprentice

Anyone who meets the following requirements can apply:

  • aged 16 and over.
  • living in England.
  • not in full-time education.

Whether you’re a school leaver or have been working for years and want a new career, you can apply.

It's easy to apply for an apprenticeship:

  1. Search GOV.UK for the latest apprenticeship vacancies in Derby.
  2. Sign in or register on the GOV.UK Apprenticeships website.
  3. Submit your application.

Some industries have specific entry requirements; we recommend you check before applying.

Going straight to university isn't the only route to progress yourselves after GCSE's or college. Higher and Degree apprenticeships are real alternatives to following the traditional route. 

The benefits include:

  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Earn a salary
  • Get paid holidays
  • Receive training
  • Gain nationally recognised/professional qualifications
  • Increased future earnings
  • Paid tuition fees

Why not have a look at the Amazing Apprenticeships and Apprenticeships websites for more information.

You can start at an apprenticeship at any level, as long as you meet the entry requirements. You can start at level 2 all the way up to level 7.

There are four levels of apprenticeships available:

Name Level Equivalent
Intermediate 2 5 GCSE's at a pass
Advanced 3 2 A Level's at a pass
Higher 4, 5, 6 and 7 Foundation degree and above
Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor's or master's degree

You can do a variety of apprenticeships from engineering, fashion, law and whole lot more. You can find a full list of the opportunities apprenticeships provided by clicking A-Z guide for apprenticeships.

Please note that the apprenticeships listed are accurate at the time of publishing.

Derby City Council offers apprenticeships in variety of areas such as; Business Administration, Customer Service, Finance, IT and Teaching.

For more information on the full Derby City Council offer, please visit the Apprenticeships with Derby City Council page.

The Derby Employment Hub is here to provide the support and advice you need to get into work. Through one-to-one personal coaching, we can support you on your employment journey.

We provide one-to-one intensive employment support to anyone struggling to find employment, especially individuals facing personal and economic barriers.

For more information on what the Derby Employment Hub has to offer, please visit the Derby Employment Hub page.

Apprenticeships are available for anyone aged 16 and above. Apprenticeships can be a great, direct route for disabled people to get skilled jobs and careers.

To find out more information about the support available, please download Into Apprenticeships by Disability Rights UK.

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