Become an Apprentice
Apprenticeships come at all different levels and across many different roles and sectors which makes apprenticeships suitable for everyone. Whether you’re wanting to start your career, looking for a change or upskilling in your current job an apprenticeship may be the right path for you.
Search for apprenticeships
Businesses throughout North Derbyshire employ a large number of apprentices and there are currently hundreds of vacancies available in and around Chesterfield.
If you are looking to become an apprentice in Chesterfield, click here to use our search tool to browse the current apprenticeship vacancies in the local area.
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship provides the opportunity to learn on the job, gain experience and get paid. By the end of an apprenticeship, you will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to progress in your chosen career.
It can take anywhere between one and 6 years to complete apprenticeship training depending on the type of apprenticeship and level you choose. Learn more about becoming an apprentice here.
Levels of an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships range from level 2 all the way to degree level:
- Intermediate level 2 – equivalent to GCSE
- Advanced level 3 – equivalent to A level
- Higher 4,5,6 and 7 – equivalent to Foundation degree and above
- Degree 6 and 7 – equivalent to bachelor’s or master’s degree
At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level and can work your way up the different levels.
Apprenticeships, what’s in it for me?
There is a host of different benefits to choose the apprenticeship route and here is just a few of them:
- Earn while you learn
- Develop new skills
- Degrees without fees
- Career progression
- Breadth of opportunity
You can find out more about the benefits and opportunities as an apprentice straight from current apprentices in Chesterfield.
The below videos provide helpful hints and tips when applying for an apprenticeship: