Apprenticeships 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.
With 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
Find out more about
how to apply for an apprenticeship.