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.






Prospects - Aug 18With many of the UK's leading employers now offering apprenticeships, and the benefits of gaining hands-on experience while earning a wage and studying well established, make sure your application stands out from the crowd to fight off the competition looking to secure a place.

As well as learning what employers in your chosen field will be expecting of you in terms of skills and past experience, you'll also need to provide a tailored CV and cover letter and be well prepared to demonstrate your suitability for the role in an interview.



Find out more about how to apply for an apprenticeship.