Within this website are listed all the apprenticeships offered across the country, as Peter Mucklow, director of apprenticeships at the Department for Education, explains …

As director of apprenticeships at the Department for Education, it gives me great pleasure to write this foreword for the Apprenticeship Guide 2023.

We have been experiencing record number of apprenticeship vacancies being advertised through Find an Apprenticeship, showing that businesses are seriously committed to utilising apprenticeships to bring in and nurture new talent within their organisations. Apprenticeships offer businesses and individuals a high-quality programme that blends skills development and qualifications with valuable workplace experience.

Our apprenticeship system in England is led by employers and enables entry to most skilled occupations. We now have more than 650 different apprenticeship standards available at a range of levels, from intermediate through to degree-level, in more than 1,500 job roles.

Apprenticeship standards for each occupation are designed by employers working together as part of a trailblazer group, so that once an employer hires an apprentice, they can be certain that the skills their employee learns are going to be relevant and valuable.

As we move forward as a country, we will continue to build on the strong foundations by updating apprenticeships standards, improving the quality of training delivered, and introducing new flexibilities so that business can continue to use apprenticeships to support the changing skills needed of their workforce.

What does this guide provide for apprentices?

It has been described as an apprenticeship encyclopaedia, as within its pages are listed all of the current apprenticeships offered across England. As well as this, readers will discover more about opportunities for progression, salary expectations and the many benefits and advantages of embarking on an apprenticeship.

For employers, this guide gives an overview of the variety of apprenticeships available to benefit their own businesses and their whole workforce, from new recruits to existing employees.

For teachers, parents and carers, this guide offers an insight into the wide range of careers that apprenticeships support and will show you the fantastic progression and personal development opportunities that apprenticeships offer.

I am sure you will be inspired by the variety of case studies, demonstrating that apprenticeships are open to all.

I wish you all the very best and the greatest success on your exciting apprenticeship journey.

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