The NUS and Apprentices - working together

Apprentice in-page imageApprenticeships are considered to be as important as higher education in enabling the UK economy to compete internationally. In 2009-10 there was a total of just under 500,000 apprentices, with more than 279,000 apprenticeship starts in that year, an increase of over 16% on the previous year. The UK government is committed to seeing these numbers increase further and is working with employers, colleges and the NUS to deliver a first class level of service and support to apprentices.






Brand _banner _300x 259Apprenticeships are fast becoming a popular way to kick start your chosen career. As an apprentice, you'll study for an industry-recognised qualification while earning a wage and gaining valuable hands-on experience.

They're open to everyone, whether you're preparing to leave school or considering heading to university, thanks to the recent introduction of degree apprenticeships an alternative to studying for a traditional degree. With over 90% of apprentices currently going into work or further training following their apprenticeship (GOV.UK, 2017), it's definitely an option to consider.




Apprentice extra are in partnership with a number of leading apprentice organisations including Prospects who provide info on what's involved in an apprenticeship as well as advice on how to apply