Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to young people who are keen to continue their learning in the workplace. Advice to young people wishing to progress into an apprenticeship would be to consider the industry that they wish to work within and the current viability of that industry.
The local further education colleges will have an understanding of the recruitment requirements of the employers they work with and will also be able to advise on what apprenticeship courses will be on offer, should you find your own employment for an apprenticeship.
It is important that you are aware that if you take up an offer at college for a full-time course, you can switch to an apprenticeship at a later stage should you secure an apprenticeship in your chosen vocational area. Having college as a back-up plan for an apprenticeship is always good practice.
The Amazing Apprenticeships website allows you to access a range of resources about the different apprenticeship opportunities. Visit their website at:
You are also able to access live broadcasts (and recording of these broadcasts) at:
The national Apprenticeships website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. It also advertises current vacancies at:
Employment Opportunities in New Anglia
This is a great new website that is updated fortnightly with information about vacancies in New Anglia. The website is organised by sectors and has current jobs at all levels, also providing a great source of Labour Market Information:
Apprenticeships New Anglia
Apprenticeships New Anglia are now up and running, supporting young people to get the best chance of securing an Apprenticeship. Visit their website for more information:
Apprenticeships Suffolk are working with small and medium employers to encourage them to offer more vacancies. Apprenticeships Suffolk are happy to answer any questions and provide any support or advice required, email:
Fledglink is a free app for students ages 13+ which allows students to complete a digital CV and matches them with jobs, apprenticeships and other opportunities. For more information visit:
Career Map – Guide to Higher and Degree Apprenticeships
Higher and Degree apprenticeships are a fantastic career route if you’re looking for a viable alternative to university. To find out more about how a Higher or Degree apprenticeship could help pave the way for your future career visit:
Pearson Business School – business related degree apprenticeships
Pearson Business School works with companies like L’Oréal, BBC, IBM and Transport for London supporting their Degree Apprenticeship programmes. You can register here to attend Pearson Business School’s Virtual Open Days and Taster Sessions to find out more about what it is like to study Business, Law, Accounting and Marketing:
JTL – Electrician and Plumbing & Heating Engineer Apprenticeships
JTL offer a range of apprenticeship programmes for anyone interested in a career in the building services engineering sector. They are still accepting applications and the JTL Apprenticeships offer the chance to learn a trade and earn a wage at the same time. For more information, call 0800 085 2308 or visit:
TCHC offer a number of programmes that can help young people to gain an Apprenticeship or those who need more support to continue in learning or training. For more information, contact Martin Palmer at: