In today's competitive job market young people face a number of pressures, increasing competition for university places, rising tuition costs and often, the need for work experience in order to be considered for a job, at a time when work experience is hard to come by.

An apprenticeship can unlock future opportunities

For many, an apprenticeship can be the key to unlocking your future opportunities.

While undertaking an apprenticeship you will:

  • gain nationally recognised qualifications
  • gain valuable work experience
  • and earn a salary.

Apprenticeships are open to people in England who are aged 16 or over and not engaged in full-time education.

For young people aged 16-18 training costs are fully subsidised by the government.

For people aged 19-24 training costs are split between the Government and the employer.

There are over 200 types of apprenticeships across a range of industry sectors.

For more information about apprenticeship opportunities

Basildon Council recognises the value of apprenticeships and been offering a range of apprenticeship opportunities since October 2005. Check regularly for new vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities.

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