Applying for university is simple ─ you can apply for a maximum of five choices, and you do so through UCAS.
But applying to an apprenticeship is totally different. It’s more like applying to a job than anything. And if you’ve done any job hunting before, you’ll know it’s easy to get overwhelmed if you don’t know where to begin. (We’d suggest starting on Career Finder.)
Positions can start at any time of year, and application deadlines differ between employers to boot. But that’s all part of the fun.
Because there’s no limit to applying to them, it’s always worth seeing if they might be the right route for you.
Typically, you apply to apprenticeships through the National Apprenticeship Service website.
If you’re still in education, speak to your careers adviser or head of year. Otherwise, you can contact the National Careers Service for impartial advice.
But while you’re here, you might as well make use of our apprenticeships hub. It’s your go-to for all things apprenticeships.
Can’t decide between university and a degree apprenticeship? Here’s something to help you choose.
Sign up to Career Finder
If you think an apprenticeship could be right for you, head over to Career Finder and create an account.
You'll be able to:
- search for all apprenticeship roles
- filter by subject area, role type, location, and level of apprenticeship
- shortlist jobs
- sign up for alerts
- keep tabs on applications you've made