Traineeships & School-leaver Jobs

National Apprenticeship Week is during 6-12th February 2023.

What are traineeships? 

Traineeships prepare young people to become ready for employment by offering valuable work experience, preparation and training which will enable young people to progress on to an Apprenticeship or a job. Find local traineeships here.

What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way of gaining qualifications and workplace experience. As an employee, you earn as you learn and you gain practical skills from the workplace. Find apprenticeships here

Live talks about apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships broadcasts live talks from companies discussing their apprenticeship offer. You can sign-in and look up future broadcast dates, or listen to talks from their back-catalogue. 

Apprentice Nation UK it's a gig, and a hub for inspirational talks and lots of information all about apprenticeships

Where to find an Apprenticeship

Link to the Government's Apprenticeships website

You can use the a variety of means to search for apprenticeships: - 








Local Area

Banking & Finance

Professional Industries

Practical Industries

Creative Industries

Apprenticeship bulletins and guides

Link to Central London Connexions website.

Central London Connexions produces a useful weekly opportunities bulletin for all new apprenticeship openings in: Camden, Hackney, Islington, Kensington, Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth and Westminster. You can find the latest bulletin at the link on the left of the page.

Information for students with Disabilities and Special Educational Needs

Achieving for Children has put together a Next Steps Pack for young people in need of extra support making their next steps in education or the workplace

Disability Rights UK has information and advice for people who have a disability including information on education, skills and employment. 

Diversity Careers run an annual careers event showcasing employers who are seeking to employ, support and connect with students with disabilities.

EmployAbility has information, advice and support for students with a disability or dyslexia. 

Superpeople aim to create social change for disabled people and create curated video CVs to support disabled people in finding employment.

School Leaver Programmes

School Leaver Programmes can be an alternative to pursuing a traditional university route.  Some offer apprenticeships, others offer “sponsored degrees” where you work, get paid and your employer pays for your degree, some offer to pay for training towards professional accreditation.  Some school leaver programmes also offer training and employment to students leaving school at age 16.  Deadline and dates vary according to the company, so check individual sites regularly.