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. Entering the National Apprenticeship Awards

    Information, categories and process for entering the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016.

  3. 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.

  4. What qualification levels mean

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

Apprenticeship skills and standards

Specifications, traineeships, internships, work placements, providers, training schedules, Learning Records Service (LRS), financial help.

  1. Apprenticeship standards

    New apprenticeship standards developed by employers.

  2. Apprenticeship standards: list of occupations available

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

  3. Future of apprenticeships in England: guidance for trailblazers

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

  4. Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE)

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

Being an apprentice

Find an apprenticeship, agreements, applications.

  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.

Hiring and training apprentices, trainees and interns

Become a training agency. Build an apprenticeship programme, promote positions.

  1. Apprenticeship agreement: template

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

  2. Apprenticeship diversity champions network: communications toolkit

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

  3. Apprenticeship funding

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

  4. Apprenticeship funding: legal agreement to enable spending

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

  5. Apprenticeship grant: employer declaration and agreement

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

  6. 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.

  7. Apprenticeship reforms: information for employers

    Key information about the changes to apprenticeships including new standards, the apprenticeship levy and the digital apprenticeship service.

  8. Apprenticeship training agencies

    List of approved apprenticeship training agencies.

  9. Apprenticeships: become a training provider

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

  10. Employer guide to apprenticeships

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

  11. Employing an apprentice

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

  12. Find apprenticeship training: how to submit data

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

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

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

  14. National Apprenticeship Awards: employer categories

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

  15. National minimum wage: work experience and internships

    Guidance on the national minimum wage for organisations who offer work experience, including placements and internships.

  16. Offer a trainee work experience

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

  17. Promoting apprenticeship vacancies through the National Apprenticeship Service

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

  18. Recruit an apprentice APIs user guide

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

  19. Register of apprentice assessment organisations: how to apply

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

  20. Register of apprenticeship training providers: application instructions

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

  21. 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.

  22. Register of apprenticeship training providers: policy information

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

  23. 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.

  24. Removal of apprenticeship frameworks

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

  25. Traineeships: employers

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

  26. Traineeships: information for employers and education providers

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

  27. 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.

Traineeships and internships

Work experience training programme for young people.

  1. Delivering traineeships through EFA funding

    Information on traineeships for the academic year 2016 to 2017

  2. Employment rights and pay for interns

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

  3. Find a traineeship

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

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. Providing quality internships: guidance for employers and interns

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

  7. 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.

  8. Recruit an apprentice: uploading traineeship opportunities

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

  9. Traineeships: training organisations

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

  10. Traineeships: young people

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

Types of apprenticeships

Apprenticeship opportunities by sector. Resources for teachers and advisers.

  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: resources for teachers and advisers

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

  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. Higher and degree apprenticeships - information for employers and HEIs

    Information for employers and higher education institutions about higher and degree apprenticeships.

  10. Information and communication technology (ICT) apprenticeships

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

  11. Leisure, travel and tourism apprenticeships

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

  12. Providing financial services apprenticeships

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

  13. Public relations apprenticeships

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

  14. Recruit an apprentice (formerly apprenticeship vacancies)

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

  15. Retail and commercial enterprise apprenticeships

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

  16. Traffic office apprenticeships

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