Guidance

Locksmithing apprenticeships

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

A profession that has been around for generations, the role of a locksmith is to fit and repair all types of locks, latches and security devices.

Training opportunities

There is estimated to be around 3,000 locksmithing professionals working in the UK, with the majority of those traders owning their own small business. You’ll need to be practical and have an interest in lock and key systems. You’ll also need customer service skills.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an intermediate level apprenticeship.

Apply for a locksmithing apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education