An apprenticeship is an exciting way to start your career and combines work-based experience with training. An apprenticeship generally lasts between one and four years (dependent on the level of qualification) and will provide you with:

  • A real job and responsibilities
  • A salary
  • On and off the job training
  • Work-based skills and experience
  • Support and guidance from a dedicated workplace mentor and training assessor
  • A career path with the potential to continue learning and development to the next level
  • A nationally recognised qualification, such as a Diploma and/or a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

Apprenticeships are changing with a more diverse range of training opportunities that are linked to structured career pathways. You could be learning at an intermediate (Level 2), advanced (Level 3), higher (Level 4 and 5) or degree level (Level 6 and 7).

Training costs for apprenticeships are fully funded, either by the employer or by both the employer and the government.

Apprenticeships start at 16 years old, with no upper age limit, so whether you're starting out in your first job or thinking about re-training into a different career, an apprenticeship could be for you.

Find out more information on our Access Southampton website which aims to support your decision making at the key times in your education.

Current vacancies

If you would like more information about an apprenticeship opportunity, please contact the HR Recruitment team.


Apprentice Young people looking for an apprenticeship

You can find an apprenticeship in Southampton using the GOV.UK service.

Young people looking for a traineeship

Traineeships prepare young people, aged 16 to 24, for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’. They provide the essential work preparation training, Maths and English and work experience needed to get an apprenticeship or other job.

You can find a traineeship in Southampton using the GOV.UK service.

Information for Employers looking for an apprentice