Be an apprentice
If you have a career sector or path in mind and want to start earning and learning an apprenticeship could be for you. You'll do real jobs for real employers; training on the job, working towards an industry-standard qualification.
- Start your career and start earning at 16 while you learn - the current average weekly wage is £100 for 16 year-olds and £170 for 18 and over
- Choose from more than 250 careers - from health and social care to management, construction and engineering to banking and media, leisure and tourism
- Choose from 3 levels of qualification - from GCSE and A-Level equivalent up to degree level
- Boost your career prospects - 85% of former apprentices remain in employment. 32% are promoted within 12 months
- Boost your earning potential - former apprentices can earn on average £100,000 more than other employees during their lifetime
- Get the same benefits and discounts as college or university students but avoid the costs of further education.
Apply for apprenticeships
There are a few different places you can search and apply for apprenticeships.
Register to apply for apprenticeships in Kent. You can also upload a CV which is searchable by employers.
Apprenticeships with us
We're committed to helping prepare Kent's young people for the world of work. We can offer a wide range of apprenticeships to help you start your career. Apprenticeships with us last a minimum of a year. You'll receive:
- £140 per week during your apprenticeship
- training for all the qualifications within your apprenticeships (a practical qualification, a theoretical qualification about your industry and English or maths if necessary)
- a mentor in your department
- access to our training programmes
- support with job search for when your apprenticeship is finished.
Search for apprenticeships in England. You can search by employer, job title, industry and location.
Hire an apprentice to work for you
If you're a business looking for an apprentice get advice, support and find out about funding.
College, 6th form, training and employment
Find out the other choices you have for continuing education or training and starting your career.
Kevin Lynes Apprenticeship Scheme
A scheme providing financial support or a bursary to help with travel, clothing and equipment.