An apprenticeship is a work-based training programme where you are in a paid job while learning a trade or profession. There are over 500 types of apprenticeships. Anyone over the age of 15 who has completed their statutory secondary education can apply.
Apprenticeships bring many benefits, including:
- earning a salary
- getting paid holidays
- receiving training
- gaining qualifications
- learning job-specific skills
- better employment and salary prospects.
You can apply if you hold a degree, as long as the apprenticeship is at a higher level or in a different subject to your degree.
If you have a learning disability, you may be eligible to study English or Maths functional skills to Entry Level 3, which is lower than the level required. Ask your training provider about this.
Search and apply
You can search for vacancies on GOV.UK, where you can filter options to refine your search.Search for apprenticeship vacancies (GOV.UK) (external link)
You will need to create an account to apply.
For current opportunities with West Sussex County Council (WSCC), visit our job search page.
Find out what real WSCC apprentices think about their apprenticeship in the case studies below.
Watch our videos to see how apprenticeships work in WSCC.
Please note that the videos are from 2013/14 and use YouTube's automated captions.