How can I find an apprenticeship?
You can find out more and search and apply for an apprenticeship online at the Apprenticeships website
On the home page click on ‘Find and apply for apprenticeships’, then you will need to register as a new user to log in. If you would prefer to speak to somebody, call the contact line on 0800 015 0400
Or, visit Apprenticeships in Sussex which makes searching easier by only listing the vacancies available in Sussex.
TrAC employ construction trade and technical apprentices and provide them with a mix of placements on a number of different construction sites.
Local apprenticeship vacancies are also advertised on the Brighton and Hove Jobs website
East Sussex County Council also run an apprenticeship scheme, with regular recruitment cycles.
To increase your chances of success it's worth thinking about:
- getting work experience (often this can lead to an apprenticeship with the same employer)
- using any contacts you have to identify a job that could support an apprenticeship
- sending out your CV to potential employers.
When you get an interview it's important to show that you are enthusiastic and committed and that you can work in a team while at the same time act on your own initiative.
Remember: apprenticeships can start whenever the employers want - you don't have to wait until September.
Here is what the apprentices themselves have to say - videos about apprenticeships
Support for apprentices
If you’re feeling low or anxious and it’s affecting your apprenticeship, then don’t be scared of asking for help.
If you have a learning difficulty or disability
Extra money is available to support you in the work place and during your studies, which your training provider will apply for.
As an apprenticeship is paid employment, you are also eligible for Access to Work funding to support you in the workplace: