Apprenticeships are available to individuals aged 16 or over (there is no upper limit). There are different levels of Apprenticeships available and entry requirements vary depending on which level you choose. Scroll down to view the entry requirements for each level.
You must be employed as an Apprentice
To start an Apprenticeship training programme you must be employed as an Apprentice. All of our current Apprenticeship vacancies can be viewed online and our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can support you through the application process. If you can't find an appropriate vacancy, our Apprenticeship Recruitment Team can help you find one. Contact them on 01872 242711 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for help and advice.
Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeships
An Intermediate Apprenticeship is considered equivalent to GCSE's. The only actual requirement is the applicant's age (a minimum of 16). Employers may ask for applicant's to demonstrate an interest in the area covered by the Apprenticeship.
Level 3 - Advanced Apprenticeships
An Advanced Apprenticeship is considered equivalent to A-levels. Employers will typically seek GCSEs, usually three or more at grade C (grade 4) or above, particularly in English and maths. Relevant experience will also be useful.
Level 4 - Higher Apprenticeships
A Higher Apprenticeship is considered equivalent to a foundation degree (a university level qualification). Employers will look for GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above as well as level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels at grade C or above or a BTEC pass. It's at this point where experience in a relevant subject is desired.