An apprenticeship is an alternative way of starting your career with an employer and earning a wage without losing out on an education and achieving a qualification!

    You will usually work full time across 4 days a week with an employer – learning alongside experienced members of staff to gain the exact skills needed for your chosen career, while studying towards a sector recognised qualification one day a week. Most of your training will be delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills needed to do your job well. The rest of the training is given by EThames, either at work, off-site at our facilities or via e-learning.

    An apprenticeship is available for anyone over the age of 16 who is not in full time education. Graduates can also undertake an apprenticeship considering it is a different subject to their degree.

    Different types of apprenticeships take different amounts of time to complete, depending on the level, industry sector and employer. Typically, an apprenticeship takes between one and five years to complete.