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An apprenticeship gives you a real job with hands-on experience, a regular salary and the opportunity to train while you work.

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn valuable work skills, build your experience and start a new career. They’re available in more than 100 professions – from beauty and retail to construction and digital – and take between one and five years to complete.

Advantages of an apprenticeship

  • Get paid while you train. 
  • Become fully skilled in your chosen profession.
  • Great balance of work skills and learning – with at least 20% of your time in off-the-job learning, often at a college, university or training provider. Start a career path with real future potential. 
  • Start a career path with real future potential.

Who will help me train and learn?

  • Managers help you organise your day-to-day work.
  • Training providers look after the learning parts of your apprenticeship.
  • Mentors give you extra support throughout your role.

With this apprenticeship, I feel the opportunities are endless. This role has given me the confidence to believe in myself and my abilities; it has put the ambition back in my future.

Abdul Habib

Clarion apprentice

Apprenticeship application tips

See how to write the perfect apprenticeship application in our top tips video - and get your new career on track.

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How we can help you

Our Clarion Futures Apprenticeship Team has helped more than 1,000 people into apprenticeships across 100 industry sectors and will support you all the way through your apprenticeship; and into your new career.

Before your apprenticeship

Our short pre-employment FastTrack course equips you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours to succeed at interview. Run in collaboration with some of our employer organisations, the course includes a job shadow with the recruiting team, so you get to experience the actual work environment, meet the team and find out about the company and the apprenticeship opportunity. The course is run in conjunction with live opportunities and is available to all shortlisted candidates. The FastTrack programme is also run for all apprenticeship opportunities at Clarion.

Six tips for writing a great apprenticeship application.

During your apprenticeship

Our apprenticeship mentoring programme ensures you receive dedicated, structured one-to-one support. This not only helps you settle into your new position, but also helps your apprenticeship lead to a permanent and fulfilling career.

At the end of your apprenticeship

We’ll work with you to progress to your next role: which often involves securing a permanent role at the organisation in which you did your apprenticeship.

Find out about apprenticeships: free Zoom sessions

Interested in an apprenticeship? Want to find out more? Join our online drop-in sessions and get all your apprenticeship questions answered.

  • Every Wednesday 11am-1pm.
  • No need to book – join any time.
  • Everyone welcome.

Meeting ID: 92737302177 | Password: Apps20

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Apprenticeship help for employers

Our in-work support helps to encourage and support new apprentices into your business.

We work across a range of business sectors and can support you with candidate recruitment and selection to ensure your apprenticeship opportunities are matched to the right candidates.

We also have a national preferred supplier list of trusted training providers. These providers can help you train high-quality apprentices who are valuable to your business.

Apprentice responsibilities

Darren’s apprenticeship story

Darren is one of the thousands of residents to benefit from our support, training and opportunities.

See how an apprenticeship transformed Darren’s career.

Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like more information about apprenticeships, please email our Clarion Futures apprenticeships team.

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