Where can you apply for an apprenticeship?

As well as checking vacancies directly on companies’ and organisations websites, enquiring to employers regarding potential vacancies, and checking the job centre and the jobs section in local newspapers, there are now official government and industry online portals listing available genuine apprenticeship opportunities.

Follow the links below for information and direct links to apprenticeship vacancies and registrations across the four nations. 

Apprenticeship vacancies
England – Apprenticeship vacancies online
Scotland – Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies
Welsh Government – Apprenticeship Matching Service
Northern Ireland – Apprenticeship Programme

Isle of Man – Apprenticeships
Jersey – Apprentice Programme
Guernsey – Registered Apprenticeship Scheme

Unite members can also use the Unite4Jobs website. The Career Portal proactively monitors employers’ websites for available opportunities – the system actively collects the jobs and aggregates them so they are easily searchable.

Not Going to Uni
You can also browse other online resources like Not Going to Uni.

Find out about, register and apply for sector / industry apprenticeships:

Engineering, Manufacturing, Technical and Science
Tomorrow's Engineers

British Printing Industries Federation apprenticeships portal

Construction, Building and Civil Engineering
CITB Apprenticeships
CITB – bConstructive Apprenticeship Application Form
CITB NI (Northern Ireland)
Construction careers advice - Go Construct funded by CITB
Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC)
Scottish Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Council (SPADAC)

Engineering Construction
ECITB Apprenticeships

Building Services Engineering
Electrical careers advice from TESP
JTL England and Wales (Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation, Engineering Maintenance) – Apply for an apprenticeship
JTL England and Wales – live apprenticeship vacancies
SECTT Scotland (Electrical apprentice application)
SNIPEF Scotland (Plumbing apprenticeship application)
ETT Northern Ireland (Electrical)
BESA Training (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration apprenticeship application)
Apprentices for Fire & Security – Fire, security and emergency systems engineering

Oil and Gas
Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme

Health (NHS)
NHS Jobs
NHS Scotland Recruitment
Health in Wales vacancies
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care jobs
Step into the NHS – Apprenticeships
Health Careers

UK National Skills and Careers Events
The Skills Show
The Big Bang Fair
National Apprenticeship Week events map
Apprenticeship Week Cymru (Wales)

Sector Skills Councils and Standards Setting Bodies
The following organisations work with industry stakeholders to maintain National Occupational Standards across the UK, and have extensive online resources on careers and apprenticeships within their industries and sectors.

Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Cogent Skills
Science industries

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
Standards and training throughout the Retail Motor Industry

British Printing Industries Federation

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Construction and built environment

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
Engineering construction, repair and maintenance of power generation, nuclear, offshore oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, food & drink, renewables, water treatment, steel, and process industries facilities and infrastructure

Skills for Oil and Gas

Energy & Utility Skills
Gas, Power, Waste Management and Water Industries

Building Services Engineering (Electrotechnical, Plumbing, Heating & Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Fire, Security & Emergency systems, Consumer Electrical & Electronic Products)

Skills for Health
Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector

Skills for Care and Development
Social Care, Children, Early Years and Young People’s Workforces in the UK

The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink
UK’s food and drink manufacturing and processing industry

People 1st
Hospitality, Leisure, Passenger Transport, Travel and Tourism and Retail

Land Management and Production, Animal Health and Welfare and Environmental Industries

British Print Industries Federation

The Tech Partnership
Software, Internet and Web, IT Services, Telecommunications and Business Change

Financial Skills Partnership (FSP)
Finance, Accountancy and Financial Services

Skills CFA
Business and administration, customer service, enterprise and business support, human resources and recruitment, industrial relations, leadership and management, marketing and sales

Mineral Products Qualifications Council
Quarrying, Mineral Products and Mining

Creative Skillset
TV, Film, Radio, Interactive Media, Animation, Computer Games, Facilities, Photo Imaging, Publishing, Advertising and Fashion and Textiles

Creative & Cultural Skills
Craft, Cultural Heritage, Design, Literature, Music, Performing, and Visual Arts

Standards Setting Body for the hair and beauty industries

Sport, Fitness, Outdoors, Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being

Skills for Justice
Community Justice, Courts Services, Custodial Care, Fire and Rescue, Forensic Science, Policing and Law Enforcement and Prosecution Services

Career Development Institute (CDI)
Career education; career information, advice and guidance; career coaching, career consultancy and career management.

Skills for Security
UK security industry standards setting and sector skills body