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    An apprenticeship is a way of training young people a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying classroom study. Most of the training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentices learn their trade in exchange for their continued labour for an agreed period after they have achieved measurable targets.

    Apprenticeships are becoming increasingly popular as a way of transitioning between education and work.

    You can find out more about apprenticeships at If we become aware of local vacancies apprenticeships, we will post them on our Twitter account @wcs_careers.

    Degree Apprenticeships

    Degree apprenticeships allow you to gain a full bachelor's degree or master's. Learn how you can combine working with studying part-time at a university.

    National Careers Service

    The National Careers Service 'Find a Course' search is a useful tool. If you are looking specifically for an apprenticeship, you can search for 'apprentice' in the 'course name or subject' field and enter your location to view local apprenticeships.

    Apprenticeship Guide

    Your apprenticeship starts here! Search by interest or skill, featuring employers in sectors such as vehicle maintenance, transport, engineering, electrical and many more.

    Future Talent is a careers board helping to connect school and college leavers with the organisations looking to hire apprentices.

    Local Apprenticeships

    There are a number of education institutions offering apprenticeships locally. Barnsley CollegeDearne Valley and Rotherham College all offer apprenticeships. There are others further afield in Doncaster and Sheffield

    Amazing Apprenticeships

    Amazing Apprenticeships is a small team with a big mission. We’re here to help educators, employers and students navigate the fast-changing world of apprenticeships. Our positively charged, inspired team has a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors, working in and with schools, colleges and some of the world’s biggest and boldest companies.

    They have a number of parent guides available in different languages including Arabic, Latvian, Pashto, Romanian, Urdu, Polish and Punjabi.