Can't decide between studying or getting a job? Well why n ot do both? Apprenticeships are a great way to get ahead with your career, learn new skills and earn a wage! If you want to find out more, you’re in the right place. Let’s start with a couple of facts that may surprise you.

  • Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers – there is no age limit
  • Apprenticeships are a widely recognised source of top quality training and education
  • Apprenticeships are paid, and even include paid holiday
  • Apprenticeships can pave the way to further training and even University
  • Apprenticeships typically come in 3 levels and can take between 1 and 4 years to complete depending on the Apprenticeship
  • There are 12 Apprenticeships in the land-based and environmental sector - from animals to the environment and farming to sports turf.


If you’re looking to get stuck in to your next big adventure, whether you’re leaving school or changing jobs, an Apprenticeship is one of the best ways to go. You’ll learn the skills of the trade while actually doing it. On top of that, you’ll be getting paid.


Not just for school leavers

It’s true that Apprenticeships are fantastic opportunities for those under 18, but some of the best apprentices are those who are looking to change their career or want to come into it a little later in life. Contrary to popular belief, there is no age limit on an Apprenticeship.


Learning on the job

Ideal for those who prefer getting stuck in rather than sitting in a classroom, an Apprenticeship will give you the freedom to learn first hand. It’s the best way to get straight in, make your own mistakes and perfect your technique under the supervision of someone who has already mastered the profession.

You’ll also be paid for your hard work, taking home around £200 per week.

The skills you learn on the job will be backed up with some classroom sessions to ensure you get well rounded training. Once your Apprenticeship is complete, you’ll be in a great position to get on in your dream career.


Amazing future prospects

If you’re still not sure about doing an Apprenticeship, take a look at these facts:

  • Apprentices earn on average over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime then other employees
  • Candidates who have taken on an Apprenticeship are seen as highly capable, knowledgeable and employable
  • Apprenticeships open the door for University or higher education.


Your future employer will see your Apprenticeship for the hard work it is. They’ll be happy that you are capable of performing the job they want you to do. Employers find those who have undertaken an Apprenticeship to be a preferable choice when hiring.

If you wanted to continue studying after your Apprenticeship, universities and other further education centres will recognise your hard work and training.

To find out more either visit our Apprenticeship section which gives you more inforamtion on specific apprentticeships in a specific industry area or visit the Apprenticeships website.