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Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to earn, learn and kick start your career!

What are they?

In a nutshell, an apprenticeship is paid learning. They are an excellent way to combine on the job learning with a working environment. They allow you to grow and thrive in the workplace by giving you all the skills that an employer would want.

What’s in it for me?

By becoming an apprentice, you have the opportunity to earn, learn and work at the same time. You’ll get training from your employer, gain skills in your job role and understand what it means to be in the workplace by being in a hands on environment. You'll study and gain a qualification as part of your apprenticeship and be paid a wage.

How long does it last?

Each apprenticeship is different depending on the employer and the framework, but they have to last a minimum of 12 months.

How do I get one?

The simplest way to apply for an apprenticeship is to register yourself for an online account with the national website at

You can also search for local apprenticeship vacancies on the Source, or download our yojo apprenticeships app:

Register with the Apprenticeships Team

If you're a young person searching for an apprenticeship, you can register with Apprenticeships Suffolk.

By registering with the team, you'll receive live vacancies in your area every week, as well as our quarterly newsletter, information on open dates, and more. You can also ask us any questions and receive one-to-one support if you need it.

If you're a young person in Year 10 or above looking for an apprenticeship, email

You can also call us on 07580 968624 or leave a message.

Not sure which career is right for you?

Take a look at the new careers website for young people in Suffolk and Norfolk - icanbea...

icanbea... brings you the latest career opportunities across the region, and there is also a game to get you thinking about what careers might suit you - play the game. 

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Finished A levels or already completed an apprenticeship?

If you have A level grades or have completed a Level 3 apprenticeship, a higher apprenticeship (level 4) could be for you.

Higher apprenticeships offer ambitious existing apprentices and A level school leavers different compared to university.

To find out more, watch the video below and download the National Apprenticeship Service guide to higher apprenticeships.

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