Apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeships and training

If you are over 16 years old and are not in full-time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship or a pre-apprenticeship.

Apprenticeships are offered in more than 170 industry sectors, such as engineering, youth work and hospitality, and all attract at least the minimum wage. 85% of apprentices stay in employment after completing their qualification. Apprenticeship qualifications can lead on to higher level qualifications, including access to degree level courses.

Apprenticeships are listed in the county council's job search.

Traineeships and pre-apprenticeships

If you are not ready for an apprenticeship but feel that this could be the right route for you, you could complete a pre-apprenticeship/traineeship. This will help you gain the skills and experience to progress into work and an apprenticeship.

Traineeships include work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Find an apprenticeship with the National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service provides opportunities for anyone wanting an apprenticeship and is the site where all employers and training providers advertise their opportunities. Recruitment is done online so you will need an email address.

Training providers

Training providers enable you to study in a more job related way, including through an apprenticeship. There are a number of different training providers in Lancashire who can help you with your career plans, perhaps by offering you a pre-apprenticeship or Foundation Learning programme to get you on your way.

To find out about what is available throughout Lancashire take a look at 'Sorted' a guide to apprenticeships and training providers in Lancashire.

If you would like help, get in touch with us for confidential information, advice and support.