Apprenticeships, traineeships and internships

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


  1. Find a traineeship

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

  2. 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)

  3. Apprenticeship agreement: template

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

Guidance and regulation

  1. Find an apprenticeship

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

  2. Become an apprentice

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

  3. What qualification levels mean

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

  1. Search for apprenticeship standards

    • Detailed guide
    • Institute for Apprenticeships
  2. Employing an apprentice

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

    • Guide
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. Why British Asians should consider a career in intelligence

    • Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Government Communications Headquarters
    • Authored article
  2. Greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy as transfers extended

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  3. £170m competition launched for new Institutes of Technology

    • Department for Education
    • News story
  4. Ensuring LGBT+ representation in apprenticeships

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • News story
See all news and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Institute for Apprenticeships: strategic guidance 2018 to 2019

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  2. Apprenticeship reform programme: benefits realisation strategy

    • Department for Education
    • Policy paper
  3. Apprenticeship funding from May 2017

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: Skills Funding Agency
    • Policy paper
  4. Apprenticeship funding from May 2017: equality analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
  5. Apprenticeships engineered for success

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Case study
See all policy and engagement


  1. FE data library: apprenticeships

    • Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Statistical data set
  2. Welfare and duty of care in Armed Forces initial training

    • Ofsted
    • Research
  3. Exploring funding for apprentices with additional needs

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  4. Apprenticeships: off-the-job training hours estimates

    • Department for Education
    • Transparency
  5. Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
See all transparency