Apprenticeships and Employment

The option to pursue an apprenticeship is increasingly a real opportunity for Year 11 students to consider. Apprenticeships are paid work that includes at least a day a week of formal learning at college – earn while you learn. 

Apprenticeship opportunities range and the learning within them is equivalent to educational levels as follows:


Level 2

Five GCSE Passes – Grades 9-4


Level 3

Two A Levels


Level 4-6

Foundation Degree and Above


Level 6-7

Bachelors and Masters Degree

Local Apprenticeships

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Our local ASK (Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge) team in Sheffield have made this useful video for Wickersley Partnership Trust students and parents outlining key information around searching for and securing an apprenticeship opportunity after both Y11 and Y13.

The Apprenticeship Guide

For a great guide to apprenticeships and vocational learning giving online access to loads of useful information about apprenticeships, general careers advice, direct links to employers and training providers that offer apprenticeships, see

  • Summary of every apprenticeship framework offered in England.
  • Search by what you apprenticeship are interested in.
  • Hall of Fame – industry leaders talk about why they rate apprenticeships so highly.
  • Stories from successful apprentices give a better idea of what it’s really like to take an apprenticeship and why it’s worth doing.
  • Higher Apprenticeships – a great alternative to university. Find out what the options are and where a Higher Apprenticeship could lead.
  • Apprenticeship vacancies – live feeds from the National Apprenticeship Service.

Want some extra cash and responsibility?

Here are some ideas for finding a ‘Saturday job’ and why doing so will help your employment chances in the future:

Latest Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship Search

If you are unsure of where to start when looking for an apprenticeship, here are some resources you can use to search for local opportunities.

GOV.UK Apprenticeship Search

Here you can search and apply for all levels of apprenticeships throughout England.

Get My First Job Apprenticeship Search

Are you interested in apprenticeships? This site will provide you with essential information about apprenticeships.


QA Apprenticeship Search

Looking for your perfect career? Want to learn more about apprenticeships? Find out all there is to know about the latest career trends.


Post-16 Apprenticeships

Students who are looking for an alternative to sixth form may consider looking at apprenticeships, the links below provide useful information on how to get started.

UCAS Apprenticeships

What are apprenticeships, what’s needed to get on one, how do you apply?

Apprenticeships (GOV.UK)

Apprenticeships can help you get your career going. Find out more about what an apprenticeship involves and get started today!


Go Construct

The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment.

SY Police Cadets

South Yorkshire Volunteer Police Cadets represent the Force at community events and participate in a variety of activities and formal training as well as learning about various roles within the Police.

National Apprenticeships Fair

Sign up for the next National Apprenticeship Show!


Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

As well as post-16 apprenticeships there are also higher and degree apprenticeships available. These are a useful way of learning hands-on alongside studying for a degree.

Sheffield Hallam University

We offer higher and degree apprenticeships you can study while working 30+ hours a week in a relevant job role.

AMRC (The University of Sheffield)

We have worked with industry, the University of Sheffield and the AMRC to develop a flexible portfolio of high-quality degree apprenticeships for you.


Degree apprenticeships are similar to higher apprenticeships but differ in that they provide an opportunity to gain a full bachelor’s degree (Level 6) or master’s degree (Level 7).

Lincoln University

Start an exciting new career or develop your skills and experience with your current employer. Degree apprenticeships combine working with studying part-time at university.


For students looking to go into work it’s important to know that until the age of 18 you have to be in some kind of formal learning – hence if you would like to be working from age 16 years and above this would either be on a part-time basis whilst studying at college or sixth form or as part of an apprenticeship framework.


With Indeed, you can search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career.

Total Jobs

As the UK’s largest hiring platform, Totaljobs have over 280,000 live jobs adverts, helping you to find any type of job, in any industry, wherever you are based.


The UK’s #1 job site, featuring vacancies from over 25,000 recruiters a year, including private and public sector employers, leading recruitment agencies and consultants from REED’s network of 350 offices across the UK, and around the world.

Fish 4 Jobs

Search Fish4Jobs to find your ideal next job from a selection of live vacancies. Upload your CV now and let recruiters find you with Fish4jobs.

Go Construct

The Go Construct website showcases the many career opportunities available in construction and the built environment.

Health Careers

There are over 350 different careers in the NHS. Many work with patients but there are many that don’t. Not everyone needs a degree either! What they all have in common is that they make a difference to people’s lives everyday.

Rotherham Council Jobs

As a large South Yorkshire employer, we have a range of exciting opportunities which we add to every day.

West Lindsey District Council Jobs

In choosing to work for West Lindsey District Council you will join an organisation striving to provide employees with a positive employment experience.

Meadowhall Vacancies

Check out the latest part time vacancies available at Meadowhall.