If you're looking for the chance to 'learn on the job' then an apprenticeship could be for you. Put simply, you have a job with education attached enabling you to gain essential work experience (and a salary with paid holiday) and as the National Apprenticeship Service puts it you can "earn while you learn".
As Lord Sugar has said previously "people who do apprenticeships become ambitious, they're 'doers', the kind of people who will make things happen. Success is all about finding people like this" .
The Apprenticeship website provides a whole range of information to help you decide if an Apprenticeship is right for you. Not only does it cover information for prospective apprentices, but it also provides information for employers considering an apprenticeship scheme for their business.
- Apprenticeship candidates
- Parents of apprentices
- Employers who wish to register their apprenticeship offers
If you're based in London within the M25 ring and are looking for an apprenticeship, you may also want to visit the London Apprenticeship Company website.
You may also like to check our Find a Carpenter listings to see if there are any Institute of Carpenters members in your area who may be able to help.