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With more than 500 options, you’re spoilt for choice in your search for an apprenticeship

There are more than 500 apprenticeships profiled here. They’re organised by sector to make it easier for you to find which ones may appeal to you, as well as school subject, skill and interest, salary band and level to simplify selection further. Where two apprenticeships appear similar, it’s probably because they’re offered at different levels, with one representing an entry level position and the other designed to train you for management responsibilities.

But how do you identify an apprenticeship that may interest you and warrant further research? How do you match who you are now with what you want to do with the rest of your life? These are important and complicated questions, but they needn’t be difficult to answer.

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Agriculture professional adviser

Provide technical advice to farmers and growers In this role, you’ll be responsible for providing accurate research-informed advice to farmers and growers, working with a range of industry experts including

Golf course manager

Oversee the management of the golf course, resources and staff  A golf course manager needs excellent management skills as well as a high level of technical, agronomic and mechanical knowledge

Veterinary nurse

Provide expert nursing care for sick animals Veterinary nursing is the supportive care of animals receiving treatment within a veterinary practice. As a veterinary nurse, you’ll work as a member

Land-based service engineering technician

Provide advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power As a land-based service engineering technician,

Sustainability business specialist

Find new and innovative approaches to working Sustainability business specialists help companies, public services and non-profit organisations identify and implement policies to manage the resources used and the waste generated

Fencing installer

Responsible for the installation of different types of fences, gates and barriers A fence installer is responsible for the installation of different types of fences, gates and barriers, across many

Asbestos analyst/surveyor

Identify, analyse and monitor asbestos materials Asbestos is a hazardous material that is present within many buildings and past exposure currently results in thousands of deaths every year. Analysts and


Lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar Bricklaying is a core function within construction, particularly the house building sector. As an apprentice bricklayer, you’ll train to

Structural steelwork fabricator

Produce fabricated structural components to the highest standards A structural steelwork fabricator produces fabricated structural components to the highest standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly,

Engineering construction erector/rigger

Install and dismantle capital plant steel infrastructure Engineering construction erectors and riggers work on major infrastructure projects in various sectors such as power generation, the exploration and exploitation of oil

Mineral processing mobile and static plant operator

Run and maintain heavy mobile plant equipment A mineral processing mobile and static plant operator runs either fixed or mobile heavy plant equipment efficiently and safely. You’ll be expected to

Piling attendant

Assists in driving, boring and forming piles in the ground As a piling attendant apprentice, you’ll train in the practice of pushing wooden, metal or concrete posts into the ground

Live event rigger

Install infrastructure for the scenic, lighting, sound and audiovisual elements of a live event A live event rigger sets up the stage, lighting, sound and audio-visual elements of a live

Broadcast and media systems engineer

Ensure that content is broadcast and delivered on time and to the highest level of quality A broadcast and media systems engineer brings us our favourite TV and radio shows,

Assistant puppet maker

Support the design, manufacture and performance of puppets As an assistant puppet maker you will support the design, manufacture and performance of puppets for theatre, film, TV, carnival, animation, applied

Arts therapist

Use art, drama or music to carry out therapy interventions Arts therapists work in a range of settings such as the NHS, local authorities, voluntary, or private sector, hospitals, clinics,

Cultural learning and participation officer

Plan, organise and coordinate artistic and cultural education programmes A cultural learning and participation officer plans, organises and coordinates artistic and cultural education workshops, schedules of activity and community engagement

Storyboard artist

Use storyboards to visualise the narrative, plan shots and draw panels to demonstrate the staging/action Typically employed by a range of small to large production companies working within animation, film,

Improvement technician

Support the resolution of problems and improvement of performance Improvement technicians are responsible for the delivery and coaching of improvement activity within an area of responsibility, often associated with the

Licensed conveyancer

Manage client portfolios and provide conveyancing legal services A licensed conveyancer is a specialist property lawyer who deals with all legal matters arising from the transfer of ownership of land

Conveyancing technician

Support the transfer of ownership of land or property Conveyancing technicians work under a licensed conveyancer, solicitor or fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives to support fee-earning activities.

Improvement practitioner

Identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes Improvement practitioners use a blend of lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and tools to

Event assistant

Help planners and project managers to organise and host events Events cover a broad range of activities as well as sizes, from small numbers of attendees through to thousands. They

Junior estate agent

Arrange viewings and accompany colleagues on site visits to properties This is a customer-facing role with responsibility for providing the administrative support needed to secure successful property sales. As a


Produce the most cuts to make every carcass profitable A successful butcher must demonstrate dexterous knife skills, together with craft, to be able to produce the most cuts to make


Sell fish and seafood products, and advise customers on how to prepare them Fishmongers are responsible for preparing and selling fish, and shellfish products, to members of the public. As

Funeral director

Arrange, conduct and manage funerals A funeral director has overall responsibility for the client and the deceased by arranging, conducting and managing the funeral. In this role, you’ll act as


Help customers buy products or services from retail organisations A retailer assists customers when they purchase products and services, which requires a good understanding of the stock being sold, the

Retail manager

Supervise staff, their work and sales within a retail environment A retail manager is responsible for delivering sales targets and a positive experience to customers that will encourage repeat custom

Retail leader

Achieve excellence in customer service and profitability A retail leader demonstrates strategic vision and drive to achieve excellence in customer service and profitability. As a retail leader, you’ll act as

Digital marketing manager

Lead on the creation and execution of a digital marketing strategy As a digital marketing manager, you’ll recognise and respond to business opportunities and customer requirements through a range of

Cyber intrusion analyst

Detect breaches in network security, understand alerts and inform the incident response team about system breaches The primary role of a cyber intrusion analyst is to detect breaches in network

Unified communications technician

Set up and maintain communications systems A unified communications technician establishes and maintains communications systems, such as telephone and internet, under supervision. In this role, you’ll use a range of

Network cable installer

Install, terminate, test and certify network cable infrastructure components A network cable installer installs, terminates, tests and certifies network cable infrastructure components. This network infrastructure provides the communications backbone for

Digital and technology solution specialist

Investigate, identify and implement technological strategic solutions A digital and technology solution specialist maintains digital and technology strategies through technology leadership, which involves investigating, identifying and implementing technological strategic solutions.

Network engineer

Design, install, maintain and support communication networks within an organisation or between organisations A network engineer designs, installs, maintains and supports communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. In

Tool process design engineer

Design unique tooling process pathways This role is found in the advanced manufacturing sheet metal/presswork supply chain of automotive and aerospace. You’ll be responsible for designing a unique economically viable

Aerospace software development engineer

Develop software to support the aerospace industry Aerospace software engineering is highly technical, requiring an apprentice to develop, modify and upgrade the systems that control aircraft. A demonstrable coding ability

Aerospace engineer

Develop aircraft components and equipment As an aerospace engineer apprentice, you’ll learn how to comply with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, and use and interpret engineering data and documentation

Engineering manufacturing technician

Provides specialist technical support for engineers This role is found in large and small engineering and manufacturing organisations providing products and services throughout a wide range of sectors, such as

Through-life engineering services specialist

Ensuring safe, available, reliable and affordable long-term asset operation A through-life engineering services specialist keeps engineered assets working better, for longer. In this role, you’ll engage in asset design optimisation

Electronic product service and installation engineer

Install and service a range of domestic and/or commercial equipment You’ll learn to install and service a range of domestic and commercial equipment. Furthermore, the ‘smart home’ is providing wireless

Water network operative

Construct, maintain and repair water network infrastructure Water network operatives typically work in one of the water industries, working for utility owners, operators or contractors, within small to large companies.

Nuclear welding inspection technician

Carry out quality control and welding inspections for the nuclear industry The nuclear welding inspection technician apprenticeship will prepare you for this highly technical quality control role, in which you’ll

Nuclear technician

Provide technical support to engineers and scientists in the nuclear industry As a nuclear technician, you’ll develop a good technical understanding of processes and procedures for the day-to-day operational requirements

Community energy specialist

Reduce energy usage and purchasing by managing and generating low carbon heat and power   ‘Community energy’ refers to people who come together to reduce energy use and purchase, manage

Junior energy manager

Meet sustainability commitments by reducing energy consumption and costs The junior energy manager apprenticeship is designed to help address the need for basic in-house energy management skills at organisations across

Power engineer

Develop and apply new technologies to improve safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness within the energy sector The UK’s energy sector is integral to the economy, delivering a fundamental service to the

Compliance or risk officer

Give basic advice to financial services organisations on the rules they must follow All financial services organisations need a dedicated compliance or risk officer who is an expert in the

Financial services customer adviser

Support customers of banks and building societies The financial services customer adviser apprenticeship has been designed for use in banks and building societies, but may have wider application across financial

Professional accounting or tax technician

Work as an accountant or bookkeeper for an accounting practice, business, organisation or the HMRC A professional accounting or tax technician will be responsible for creating, verifying and reviewing accurate

Credit controller or debt collection specialist

Manage credit and collect monies owed for businesses and other organisations Given the importance of credit management, your role will be central to many operations, typically setting policies, facilitating sales, managing

Mortgage adviser

Give clients advice on appropriate mortgages and related protection products such as life or unemployment insurance The role of the mortgage adviser has become more technical, leading to an increase

Accounts assistant

Assist the team of accountants with junior accounting duties An accounts assistant, also known as a finance assistant, is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient

Advanced beauty therapist

Provide, design and implement bespoke treatment plans to clients An advanced beauty therapist can be employed within the beauty industry, travel, leisure and health sectors, in a variety of salons,

Beauty and make-up consultant

Demonstrate, promote and recommend the use, benefits and application of a range of retail beauty products A beauty and make-up consultant works in a department store or other retail environment.

Hair professional

Provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women The hair professional apprenticeship covers the distinctly different roles of hairdresser and barber. As an apprentice hairdresser, you’ll train

Advanced and creative hair professional

Deliver hair fashion-forward trends, using creativity, individual flair, imagination and interpretation Advanced and creative hair professionals provide a quality service, while working to the highest standards and continuously developing personal

Nail services technician

Offer a range of services for clients’ nails A nail services technician offers a range of services for clients’ nails. In this role, you’ll work independently or as part of

Beauty therapist

Complete treatments as a key part of a beauty business Beauty therapy is one of the largest, trusted, professional and continually expanding industries within hair and beauty. The work environment

Senior healthcare support worker

Provide high-quality and compassionate specialist health and social care for a range of people A senior healthcare support worker helps registered practitioners deliver healthcare services to people of all ages.

Regulatory affairs specialist

Ensure all medicines for human or veterinary use and medical devices are appropriately licensed before being sold or supplied A regulatory affairs specialist ensures all medicines for human or veterinary


Assess, diagnose and monitor the impact of jointly agreed treatment plans Dietitians are predominantly employed by the NHS and work in hospitals and in the community. You could also be

Health play specialist

Provide therapeutic play for sick children, young people, carers and families of all ages As a health play specialist you will provide therapeutic play interventions for sick infants, children and

Oral health practitioner

Perform a range of oral health preventive procedures An oral health practitioner performs a range of oral health preventive procedures that involve working in a patient’s mouth. The role complements

Public health practitioner

Promote health and wellbeing to ensure fairer health outcomes between different communities and groups A public health practitioner helps people and communities to maximise their potential for a healthy, happy

Drinks dispense technician

Install and maintain drinks dispensing systems A drinks dispense technician works in a variety of venues that serve soft-drinks and alcoholic beverages to the public on a daily basis, including

Senior culinary chef

Act as the culinary inspiration and leader of developing new recipes, dishes and menus A senior culinary chef develops new recipes, dishes and menus. As an apprentice, you’ll learn to

Travel consultant

Make travel arrangements and book accommodation and other services As a travel consultant, you’ll deliver a range of often complex travel arrangements, accommodation bookings and ancillary services that help to

Chef de partie

Run a specific section of a professional kitchen, such as sauces, pastries or fish A chef de partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. As this

Senior production chef

Manage a team producing standardised dishes and menus within a kitchen environment A senior production chef strives to produce customers’ meals consistently to perfection, according to predetermined specifications. As an

Production chef

Work with centrally developed standardised recipes and menus, producing food often in high volumes Production chefs work as part of a team in time-bound and often challenging kitchen environments at

Materials process engineer

Control and manage the complex manufacturing processes and support services that are applied to products The materials process engineer role is found in a wide variety of thermal process-related fields,

Leather craftsperson

Produce leather or manufacture leather goods for a number of markets A leather craftsperson produces the leather or manufactures leather goods for a number of markets, from sporting pursuits such

Furniture product developer

Combine design, business and engineering skills to develop new and improved furniture products This role will see you developing new and improved furniture products such as domestic and office furniture.


Work as a machine operator or an assistant in the overall papermaking process, converting raw materials into paper products A papermaker operates machinery, individually and as part of a team,

Metal fabricator

Manufacture anything that can be fabricated out of metal, such as bridges, oil rigs and ships A metal fabricator carries out metal fabrication work using rolled steel joists, columns, channels,

Sewing machinist

Make sewn products that meet specifications and quality criteria A sewing machinist can be employed by a large, small or micro sewn product manufacturing business. These businesses produce a range

Marine engineer

Design and oversee testing, installation, and repair of marine apparatus and equipment A marine engineer works on boats such as yachts, commercial craft and superyachts. In this role, you’ll install,


Construct boats such as yachts, workboats and superyachts A boatbuilder constructs yachts, workboats and superyachts and refits and repairs existing boats. As a boatbuilder, you’ll train to work with and

Harbour master

Enforce regulations and industry codes of practice in a port, harbour or marina A port can refer to ports, harbours, jetties and marinas, and they are used for a variety

Marine pilot

Safely navigate vessels from sea to berth or berth to sea within the port’s jurisdiction With safety in mind, a marine pilot trains in the use of vessel navigational and

Marine technical superintendent

Responsible for the safe and economic operation of one or more vessels A marine technical superintendent is responsible for the safe and economic operation of one or more vessels. In

Able seafarer

Work as part of the navigation department on ships and other vessels An able seafarer works on deck aboard ships and vessels, acting as the watchkeepers of the crew. During

Revenue and welfare benefit practitioner

Perform various roles in local authorities such as benefit assessment, revenues calculation or customer service A revenue and welfare benefit practitioner administers a large section of public finances, at local

Business fire safety adviser

Work with businesses to help them keep their premises safe from fire A business fire safety adviser works with businesses to help them keep their premises safe from fire by

Senior housing and property management

Manage housing or property related services The senior housing and property management apprenticeship covers both the social and private housing sectors. As an apprentice, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge

Fire emergency and security systems technician

Design, install and maintain electronic systems to protect businesses, homes and properties A fire, emergency and security systems technician designs, installs, commissions and maintains electronic systems inside and outside simple

Housing and property management

Create and sustain successful tenancies in the private and social rented housing sectors The housing and property management occupation is customer facing and primarily responsible for the creation and sustainment

Fire safety inspector

Protect people by assessing the level of fire safety in buildings The fire and rescue sector is made up of three elements; prevention, protection and response. The main purpose of

Healthcare science assistant

Conduct routine technical and scientific procedures The healthcare science assistant support workforce contributes to safe care throughout a patient’s life, from conception to end of life, in a number of

Healthcare science associate

Carry out routine technical and scientific procedures A healthcare science associate supports the work of practitioners and clinical scientists in performing high-quality, safe diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring technical and scientific

Science manufacturing technician

Operate the systems and equipment involved in the production of goods A science manufacturing technician works in a range of companies, including chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products

Dairy technologist

Develop and produce dairy products An advanced dairy technologist plays a pivotal role in the dairy industry. From a base of strong dairy science and technology knowledge, you’ll ensure that

Laboratory technician

Provide routine and one-off testing and technical support in a scientific laboratory environment A laboratory technician works in a range of organisations, including chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated

Senior metrology technician

Manage resources and measurement activities and implement processes and techniques that are sustainable Metrology is the science of measurement. As a senior metrology technician apprentice, you’ll train in the development

Leisure team member

Support, enhance and deliver the day-to-day operations and services of a leisure or fitness facility Working as part of a team, you’ll undertake a range of operational duties such as

Personal trainer

Coach clients towards their health and fitness goals Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, in the role of

Outdoor activity instructor

Supervise and guide children and adults in outdoor activities and pastimes An outdoor activity instructor supervises and guides children and adults in activities and pastimes such as canoeing, sailing, climbing,

Community sport and health officer

Engage people in sport and physical activity across local communities The key role of a community sport and health officer is to engage local residents in sport and physical activity.

Sporting excellence professional

Capable of performing consistently and effectively in training environments and competitions This apprenticeship is applicable across football, cricket and rugby league and union. During your apprenticeship, you’ll develop into a

Leisure duty manager

Manage the day-to-day operation of a leisure facility The leisure duty manager is in charge of the day-to-day ‘front line’ operation of a leisure facility, such as a swimming pool,

Automotive glazing technician

Repair and replace windscreens on vehicles An automotive glazing technician repairs and replaces windscreens in the full range of automotive vehicles on the road today. As an apprentice, you’ll gain

Vehicle damage panel technician

Remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels to manufacturer specification A vehicle damage panel technician is an expert in the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to manufacturer

Aviation operations manager

Oversee the environment, facilities and services at airports, military bases, heliports and other airfields An aviation operations manager is in charge of compliance, safety and security within their area at

Railway engineering design technician

Provide technical support to engineers who design infrastructure and systems for railways A railway engineering design technician will prepare and produce railway engineering designs and provide technical support when planning

Bus and coach engineering technician

Carry out a range of engineering work on buses and coaches for their operators A bus and coach engineering technician will inspect, diagnose, repair and test equipment and systems on

Rail engineering technician

Provide technical support to engineers working on the rail network and trains A rail engineering technician provides technical support to rail engineers across the infrastructure and trains of the railway,