An apprenticeship is an alternative way for you to start a career with an employer and earn a wage without losing out on an education, and at the same time gain a qualification.

    An apprentice will usually work full-time four days-a-week with an employer, learning alongside experienced members of staff to gain the relevant skills needed for your chosen career while studying towards a sector-recognised qualification one day-a-week. Most of your apprentice training will be delivered in the workplace, so apprentices will learn the skills needed to improve their job performance. The remainder of the training is given by ETGS, either at work, off-site at our campus or via online 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 - as long as it is a different subject to their degree.

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