Do you know how to get on the apprenticeship route?

Do you know how to get on the apprenticeship route?

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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a period of training that allows you to learn a particular skill or set of skills, and get paid whilst doing it. They can last between one and four years.

You will need both an employer and an apprenticeship training provider first and foremost. This can work two ways.

1) You find an apprenticeship vacancy with a training provider that already exists and apply for it. Most training providers have their own apprenticeship vacancy page.

2) You find an employer that you would like to work for, and who would like to take on an apprentice. Then they, or you, contact a suitable and registered (ROATP) training provider to sign you up to the apprenticeship and deliver the training.

How to choose a sector that’s right for you?

There are hundreds of apprenticeships in a variety of different sectors that you can choose from. You may already know exactly what career path you want to take, in which case, great! But you may be in the majority that has not yet decided, which is fine since we’re here to help!

When thinking about a career path, it’s worth thinking about your own interests and skills. What areas do you excel in? What are you passionate about? Would you prefer something hands-on, or something office/desk-based? Always browse apprenticeships with an open mind, since some of the careers you may have first perceived as ‘boring’ may be perfectly suited for you!

At Paragon Skills, we offer apprenticeships in the Accountancy, Automotive, Business Administration, Childcare & Education, Customer Experience, Boatbuilding & Marine, Hair & Beauty, Adult Care, Hospitality, Leadership & Management, and Talent Management sectors. So there’s a wide range to choose from.

Choose an employer and apprenticeship within travelling distance from you

There are loads of apprenticeships to choose from, but be aware you may need to travel if you are looking for something specialist. If you are under 17 and not yet able to drive, then you will need to rely on public transport or lifts. So consider the costs and time of this, and whether there are suitable transport links to the town or city where the apprenticeship vacancy you wish to apply for is located.

Searching for an employer/vacancy?

The employer you choose to work for is equally as important as the apprenticeship course. Each employer has a different workspace, from small companies to huge corporations with buildings dotted all over the country.

To view all vacancies we currently offer, go through to our apprenticeship vacancies page. We work with employers such as TONI & GUY, Formula One Autocentres, Liverpool FC, and the AA.

Or for an even wider range of vacancies, input your desired occupation and postcode and see what positions are available in your area:

If you are interested in learning while earning a salary, gaining valuable work experience and nationally recognised qualifications, then have a look at our apprenticeship vacancies and see what opportunities are available in your area. For more help, please contact us on 0800 783 2545 or email

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