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It’s a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave. Apprentices spend a proportion of their time in off-the-job training, often at a college, university or with a local training provider.

There are opportunities in many different jobs, and employers large and small. And you’re getting the experience and qualifications you need to boost your career potential. Check out Ella’s story.

There are different options in different parts of the country – find out more on the Apprenticeships England website, the Apprenticeships Scotland website and the Careers Wales website.

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