Collage of apprentices in their work places

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What’s The Real Deal on apprenticeships?

Find out from people who’ve done them.

We’ve collated these case studies from Leicester and Leicestershire businesses and employees. They show that apprenticeships are #TheRealDeal and can be an exciting and valuable route to a career, whatever your aspirations.

Employees standing in front of an office

Do I have to stay in school until I am 18?

An apprenticeship is an alternative option to full-time education

Apprentices in orange hi-vis clothing

What do apprentices earn?

Most businesses will pay what they can afford, and because they need to compete
for the best candidates they will pay a competitive salary to attract applications.

film making crew looking at camera and setting up lighting

Are the qualifications worthwhile?

Turning something you love into a career

barber shaving someones beard

What's next after an apprenticeship?

How to create a lasting career from an apprenticeship

Apprentice typing on laptop

Can you change your mind?

Finding the right career opportunity by ‘getting a foot in the door’

mechanic apprentice in the work place

Are apprenticeship job roles limited?

School leaver to fully qualified HGV technician in three years

lady standing outside building

Can adults do apprenticeships?

Getting into management with apprenticeship qualifications

two students sitting on grass outside university building

What’s next after A levels?

Many universities are now offering higher and degree apprenticeship programmes

three apprentices in a room

A day in the life of an apprentice

In Leicestershire there are many business administration apprenticeships available, so what do these apprenticeships involve?

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