Find out what apprenticeships are, who can apply and how to apply for one in Southwark.
An apprenticeship is a job that offers practical training while working. They can last from between one and six years and set within a range of careers and industries.
As an apprentice you’ll:
Who can apply for an apprenticeship
Job seekers of all backgrounds and abilities can apply.
To become an apprentice, you must:
- Be 16 or over
- Not already be in full time education.
Apprenticeship levels and qualifications you need to apply
Apprenticeships range in level. So there are ones to suit you whatever stage you are at in your career. You might need certain qualifications to apply for particular levels. This could be previous industry qualification. Or a GCSE level education in English, Maths and sciences. The levels and qualifications required to apply are:
- Level 2 – Intermediate – GCSE equivalent
- Level 3 – Advanced – A level equivalent
- Level 4/5/6/7 – Higher – Foundation degree level and above
- Level 6/7 – Degree – Bachelor/ Masters degree
If you don’t have the relevant skills and knowledge to apply for an apprenticeship we can help you. If you live in Southwark, register with our free employment services. We’ll contact you to discuss your next career move. If you’re already registered with us, ask your adviser about apprenticeships applications.
Employing an apprentice
If you’re looking to take on an apprentice, contact our employer relationship team if you are an employer.