An apprentice will get paid while learning a craft, trade or employment range of skills, gaining hands-on real experience and will attend college or take formal study part-time over a number of years as part of the apprenticeship.
Historically often used within the building trade to train new professionals, many employers from wide ranging work environments operate apprenticeship schemes.
Apprenticeships are available in the public and private sectors, service sector such as hotels and restaurants, catering and care services. Most types of careers can now start with apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship typically lasts for 2 to 6 years and will provide you with a recognized qualification.