DIGITAL designer or tax expert? Hotel boss social media manager or even diamond setter?
There are more than 1,550 roles you can train for as an apprentice, with new ones added each year.
In part two of our National Apprenticeship Week coverage, we have more than 2,500 opportunities for you to apply for today.
While some are open to only school leavers, most take trainees of any age, so get started earning and learning, just like Jessica Grumitt, 23, who took an apprenticeship with engagement ring firm 77 Diamonds, who need two more people to train as diamond setters.
Jessica, 23, from Surrey, says: “I am happy to see apprenticeships coming back into fashion.
“I have gained so much experience and so many opportunities that I would not have experienced on a jewellery university degree.
“In many trades, it’s preferable to have hands-on experience as opposed to theory work.” To follow in Jessica’s footsteps, apply at 77diamonds.com and here we feature loads more opportunities . . .
BAE SYSTEMS has 800 roles including in engineering, finance and project management. Read more at baesystems.com/earlycareers.
AMAZON is delivering 1,000 apprenticeships across 25 different roles, from broadcast production and digital design, to health, safety and environment technicians. Apply at amazonapprenticeships.co.uk.
Business giant BDO needs 100 apprentices in tax, advisory and business services. For details, see bdoearlyincareer.co.uk.
ALDI has 200 apprenticeships, ranging from trainee store managers to drivers. See aldirecruitment.co.uk/apprenticeships.
PREMIER INN needs 50 apprentices in hotel roles. See whitbreadcareers.com/search-and-apply.
BT has 229 openings, in engineering, customer service, applied research, and cyber-security. See bt.com/apprentices.
Builders REDROW are taking on 80 apprentices in office, technical and commercial schemes. See redrowcareers.co.uk.
THE JUICE ACADEMY has 20 content producer apprentices. Apply at juiceacademy.co.uk/apprentices-apply
Try a bootcamp
ARE you thinking you may like to apply for an apprenticeship – but feeling unsure how.
Well, here are two fabulous schemes that will help you get work-ready.
The Sutton Trust is running its annual Apprenticeship Summer School.
Open to anyone in year 12 at state schools, it focuses on degree apprenticeships. Apply by March 2, at suttontrust.com/our-programmes/apprenticeship-summer-school.
Also, the Skills Network is offering 30 places on a Pre- Apprenticeship Digital Bootcamp for youngsters who are not in education, employment or training.
Email [email protected] to find out more.
GET on track with GOVIA THAMESLINK. The train firm has ten apprenticeship roles at gtrailwaycareers.com/jobs/vacancy/625/ MediaPR/detail
YOU will not have to eat the bizarre breakfast cereral and baked beans combo that went viral on social media this week – but you will need good English and maths qualifications to land a Weetabix apprenticeship.
The cereal firm has four tasty roles up for grabs in manufacturing and engineering. The training programmes, in both divisions, are for three years. Stuart Branch, chief people and digital officer at Weetabix, says: “The apprentices who work with us get the chance to contribute their own ideas, play a real role in finding new ways of working and, of course, learn vital skills here at our manufacturing centre of excellence.”
Put in for one of these training roles at apply.workable.com/weetabix by February 21.
ELECTRICAL experts THALES have 15 positions for technology apprentices. Apply now at jobs.thalesgroup.com.
Tips on how to apply
WITH all the uncertainty about exam results and university, apprenticeships are set to be a top choice this year.
Rebecca Wakelin, early talent and apprenticeships manager at holiday giant Tui, says: “Apprenticeships are an ideal way of gaining entry to an employer and can be a great route to an exciting career.”
Here she shares her top tips for applying . . .
- Research thoroughly to find your perfect apprenticeship. Use the national apprenticeship website (gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship) to find out what types of are available.
- Decide what you want and why. Help make the right choice by deciding what you want to achieve and what inspires you. Be honest about your strengths and what you are passionate about.
- Make your application stand out. Show employers who you are and do not be afraid to say what is important to you and what you think about the company you are applying to.
- Ask recruiters for feedback. Applying for an apprenticeship is a learning opportunity, so use what you find out about yourself to help with future ones.
- Do not give up. Finding the right apprenticeship can take time. Remember, it is a two-way process and only takes one “yes” to launch you.
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