Apprenticeships, traineeships and internships

Hiring opportunities, finding someone for your business, guidance and templates for employers.

General information and guidance

  1. 16 to 19 study programmes: work experience

    Guidance on post-16 work experience for education and training providers.

  2. Apprenticeship accountability statement

    The roles and responsibilities of all organisations involved in regulating apprenticeships.

  3. Apprenticeships reforms: guide for schools

    Information about apprenticeships, and how the apprenticeship levy and public sector apprenticeship target apply to schools in England.

  4. Apprenticeships: resources for teachers and advisers

    Resources to help teachers and careers advisers offer information, advice and guidance to young people, about apprenticeships.

  5. NAW 2017: templates

    A range of branded resources for you to use at your events and in your communications to help support National Apprenticeship Week 2017.

  6. Pay Apprenticeship Levy

    When you have to pay Apprenticeship Levy and how to report your payments.

  7. Regulation of new apprenticeship end-point assessments

    Ofqual’s approach to regulating end-point assessments, part of reformed apprenticeships that the government is introducing in England.

  8. Toolkits and resources to support National Apprenticeship Week 2017

    Information and suggestions for employers, apprentices, MPs, schools, colleges and training providers to help support NAW 2017.

  9. What qualification levels mean

    Find the difficulty level of a qualification and compare qualifications across different countries.

Becoming an apprentice

Pay and conditions, how to apply, become a higher or degree apprentice.

  1. Apprenticeship agreement: template

    This agreement must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the start of the apprenticeship.

  2. Become an apprentice

    Becoming an apprentice - what to expect, apprenticeship levels, pay and training, making an application, complaining about an apprenticeship

  3. Complain about a further education college or apprenticeship

    Complain about a further education college, business providing apprenticeships or other adult education institution - complaints process, when to complain to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA)

  4. Early recruitment of higher and degree apprenticeship vacancies for 2017

    Information and advice on how to find and get a higher or degree apprenticeship.

  5. Find an apprenticeship

    Register your profile, search vacancies and apply for an apprenticeship - you must be 16 or over

  6. Higher Apprenticeships: cost to you of becoming a Higher Apprentice

    Find out what it will cost you to become a Higher Apprentice.

  7. National Apprenticeship Awards: apprentice categories

    Information for apprentices including award categories, what the judges are looking for and how to enter the awards.

Becoming an intern or trainee

Find a role, employment rights and pay, benefits, skills and qualities needed.

  1. Employment rights and pay for interns

    Rights for interns and students in the workplace; work experience; work placements; rights to the National Minimum Wage

  2. Find a traineeship

    Apply for a traineeship in England - get ready to work or an apprenticeship

  3. Find an internship

    Use the Graduate Talent Pool to find internships if you're a new or recent graduate in the European Economic Area (EEA)

  4. Providing quality internships: guidance for employers and interns

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills supported guidance on running high-quality internship programmes.

  5. Traineeships: young people

    Information to help you decide whether you might be suitable, and advice on how to get onto a traineeship.

Hiring and training an apprentice

Become a training provider, recruitment and funding guidance, standards and assessment plans, how to register.

  1. Appeals procedure for Trailblazers

    Guidance for employers on appealing decisions made by the Institute in carrying out its work to uphold the quality of apprenticeships

  2. Apprenticeship agreement: template

    This agreement must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the start of the apprenticeship.

  3. Apprenticeship diversity champions network: communications toolkit

    Gives employer diversity champions information to engage and inspire communities and other employers to make apprenticeships more diverse.

  4. Apprenticeship funding

    Information about how funding for apprenticeships will work from May 2017.

  5. Apprenticeship funding: legal agreement for training providers

    Training provider agreement with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to pay training providers to carry out apprenticeship training.

  6. Apprenticeship funding: legal agreement to enable spending

    Employer agreement with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to pay training providers to carry out apprenticeship training.

  7. Apprenticeship grant: employer declaration and agreement

    Information about the grant for training organisations to help check employers' eligibility.

  8. Apprenticeship grant: employer fact sheet

    Apprenticeship grant for employers of 16 to 24 year olds (AGE 16 to 24), eligibility information and how to apply.

  9. Apprenticeship standards

    New apprenticeship standards developed by employers.

  10. Apprenticeship standards: list of occupations available

    A list of all apprenticeship standards available for employers and training organisations.

  11. Apprenticeships: become a training provider

    What employers need to do to become an apprenticeship training provider.

  12. Employer guide to apprenticeships

    Information for employers showing the benefits of apprenticeships to their business.

  13. Employing an apprentice

    How to take on an apprentice as an employer, what's expected of you and what funding you can get.

  14. Employing an apprentice: technical guide for employers

    Information about how apprenticeship funding works for employers who want to take on an apprentice.

  15. Find apprenticeship training: how to submit data

    Information for training providers on submitting your apprenticeship training provision through the course directory provider portal.

  16. Higher Apprenticeships: cost for an employer of taking on a Higher Apprentice

    The cost for an employer of taking on a Higher Apprentice.

  17. How to develop an apprenticeship standard: guide for trailblazers

    Guidance for groups of employers (trailblazers) on proposing and developing a new apprenticeship standard.

  18. National Apprenticeship Awards: employer categories

    Information for employers including award categories, the benefits of entering the awards and what judges are looking for.

  19. Participation of young people: education, employment and training

    Statutory guidance for local authorities on their duties relating to the participation of young people in education, employment or training.

  20. Promoting apprenticeship vacancies through the National Apprenticeship Service

    Information about when the National Apprenticeship Service will help promote your apprenticeship and traineeship vacancies.

  21. Public sector apprenticeship target

    Guidance for public bodies in scope of the public sector apprenticeship target.

  22. Recruit an apprentice (formerly apprenticeship vacancies)

    Information for training organisations and employers to help use the new recruit an apprentice service.

  23. Recruit an apprentice APIs user guide

    This is a service interface guide for technical users with developer knowledge.

  24. Register of apprentice assessment organisations: how to apply

    Information for organisations thinking about applying to the register of apprentice assessment organisations.

  25. Register of apprenticeship training agencies

    Information for organisations wanting to be an approved apprenticeship training agency (ATA) and the list of approved ATAs.

  26. Register of apprenticeship training providers

    Organisations that are approved to deliver apprenticeship training for employers using the apprenticeship service.

  27. Register of apprenticeship training providers: application instructions

    Information relating to the register of apprenticeship training providers application process.

  28. Register of apprenticeship training providers: e-tendering portal guidance

    To help organisations locate and complete the register of apprenticeship training providers application questions which are on our e-tendering portal.

  29. Register of apprenticeship training providers: policy information

    This document sets out the policy for apprenticeship training providers in England from May 2017.

  30. Register to manage your apprenticeship funds

    Sign in or register to access money you’ve paid under the apprenticeship levy and pay for apprenticeship training.

  31. Removal of apprenticeship frameworks

    A list of apprenticeship frameworks to be removed as part of the apprenticeship reform programme.

  32. Specification of apprenticeship standards for England (SASE)

    Sets out the minimum requirements to be included in a recognised English apprenticeship framework.

  33. Using the register of apprentice assessment organisations

    Information for employers on using the register of apprentice assessment organisations to find an independent end-point assessment organisation.

Hiring and training an intern or trainee

Offering work experience, promoting vacancies, benefits, best practice for employers.

  1. Delivering traineeships through EFA funding

    Information on traineeships for the academic year 2016 to 2017

  2. Minimum wage: work experience and internships

    Guidance on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage for organisations who offer work experience, including placements and internships.

  3. Offer a trainee work experience

    Offer a trainee placement, advertise traineeships and find out about funding and grants

  4. Providing quality internships: guidance for employers and interns

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills supported guidance on running high-quality internship programmes.

  5. Providing supported internships for young people with an EHC plan

    Guidance on how to provide supported internships for young people with special educational needs and an EHC plan.

  6. Recruit an apprentice: uploading traineeship opportunities

    Information to help training organisations upload traineeship opportunities to the new recruit an apprentice service..

  7. Traineeships: employers

    Information for employers considering offering traineeships to young people, including the benefits of traineeships for your business.

  8. Traineeships: information for employers and education providers

    Documents about traineeships, who they are for, what they provide, and their funding.

  9. Traineeships: training organisations

    Information for training organisations and colleges to determine whether young people might be suitable candidates for a traineeship.

Types of apprenticeships

Roles by sector and level, training opportunities available, duties and skills.

  1. Agriculture, horticulture and animal care apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the agriculture, horticulture and animal care sectors.

  2. Apprenticeships guide for higher education institutions

    An introduction to higher and degree apprenticeships for higher education institutions who are currently considering delivery.

  3. Arts, media and publishing apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the arts, media and publishing sectors.

  4. Business, administration and law apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the business, administration and law sector.

  5. Construction, planning and the built environment apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the construction, planning and the built environment sector.

  6. Education and training apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the education and training sector.

  7. Engineering and manufacturing technologies apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the engineering and manufacturing technologies sector.

  8. Health, public services and care apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the health, public services and care sector.

  9. Information and communication technology (ICT) apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the ICT sector.

  10. Leisure, travel and tourism apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the leisure, travel and tourism sector.

  11. Providing financial services apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the providing financial services sector.

  12. Public relations apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the public relations sector.

  13. Retail and commercial enterprise apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the retail and commercial enterprise sector.

  14. Traffic office apprenticeships

    Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the traffic office sector.