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Apprenticeships are available in many sectors and industries from engineering to catering, hairdressing to accountancy. Apprenticeships are developing all the time to keep up with changes in the economy and job opportunities. There are different levels depending on the Apprentice’s career journey and experience.

Higher apprenticeships are a full-time job with an element of study as part of the role. They go from level 4 to 7 and are equivalent to a foundation degree and above. Degree apprenticeships are available at levels 6 and 7 and are equivalent to a full bachelor’s and Master’s.

The combination of work with study and may include a work-based, academic or combined qualification or a professional qualification relevant to the industry. Employers use them to train people for specific roles in their organisations, which may include existing or new staff. This is a great way to progress in your existing career, or to get entry into your chosen industry.