Apprenticeships in Herefordshire

We work with employers and training providers to promote local vacancies to Herefordshire residents. You can find more information on what to expect from an apprenticeship on the government's Become an apprentice page.

How to apply and vacancies

Would you like an opportunity to learn on the job, gaining skills to set yourself up for the future and earning a wage?

Search for apprenticeships available near you

We also offer apprenticeships at Herefordshire Council. When they are available, we advertise them on our job vacancies website.

Sources of information

You can also contact Herefordshire-based apprenticeship providers for advice and information:

Understanding apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is an opportunity to work and study at the same time - time is spent doing on-the-job training and the rest is spent working towards a qualification.

Apprenticeships have often been thought of for those first starting out in their careers, but they now offer far more opportunities. Apprenticeships aren't just for school leavers, while this remains a great choice when starting out, an apprenticeship also supports growth within an existing role or career change.

The qualification an apprentice can achieve could vary from the equivalent of GCSEs, to a master's degree depending on the level of apprenticeship taken. There are different types and levels of apprenticeships, each level apprenticeship will have different entry requirements and may last from one year to three or five years for degree level.

Anyone studying an apprenticeship must:

  • Be employed in a job that lasts for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Work towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard
  • Undergo training that lasts at least 12 months
  • Spend at least 20% of their time on off-the-job-training
  • Be paid the relevant national minimum wage, or the appropriate wage reflective of the position occupied while studying for an apprenticeship

Further information