What Can You Get an Apprenticeship in?

5 min
February 23, 2021
We’ve taken a look at what’s out there and put together a list of some of the most popular industries that you could get an apprenticeship in.

Deciding to do an apprenticeship - whether it's an advanced apprenticeship or a degree-level one -is a BIG deal. You’ve successfully made a decision to not only continue with your studies in a proactive way but also kick-start your professional career.

The next step might be knuckling down what exactly you want to do your apprenticeship in. It’s one thing to have an idea of the industry but what about the exact role you’ll be working in?

Apprenticeships have traditionally been offered in the 'trades' industry. Now, while there's nothing wrong with pursuing a career as a hairdresser or plumber, we also think that it's about time we flipped the impression of apprenticeships being limited to only a handful of opportunities!

Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment

Apprenticeships have come along way. It’s no longer the entry-level trades on offer - engineering saw the benefit of getting young people involved earlier with the practical stuff and there are some really exciting roles available!

Example Job Titles:

  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Rail Infrastructure Engineer
  • Engineering Maintenance Assistant
  • Built Environment and Design Assistant
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Network and Broadcast Engineer
  • Construction Site Management Trainee
  • Bricklaying and Construction Apprentice
  • Electrical Engineer

Creative Media & Creative Industries

From working for a newspaper to a theatre, radio and music production, to digital design, interior design, or landscape design! The creative sector is pretty limitless and there are opportunities for whatever floats your creative boat.

Example Job Titles:

  • Florist Designer
  • Horticultural& Landscape Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Product Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Music Marketing Assistant
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Production Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Junior Reporter
  • Advertising Assistant

Business Administration, Human Resources, and Accounting

If you’re more business-minded than creative minded, don’t think that apprenticeships stop at what they have to offer! Apprenticeships have branched outinto some fantastic business-related areas, offering young people the opportunity a taste of roles including:

  • Project Manager
  • Operations Assistant
  • Office Assistant
  • Business Administration Assistant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Financial Analyst Assistant
  • Payroll Advisor
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Communications Assistant
  • Customer Service Advisor
  • Business Development Assistant

Information Technology and Telecommunications

In an increasingly digital world, the area of IT apprenticeships is booming. As the needs within different businesses and industries become more complex, the scope of where an apprenticeship in this area can take you is almost limitless - especially if you are considering degree apprenticeships!

Example Job Titles:

  • Cyber Security Apprentice
  • Digital Data Analyst Assistant
  • Digital Audit Assistant
  • Trainee Programmer
  • Software Development Assistant
  • Service and Helpdesk IT Support Apprentice
  • Network Analyst
  • Telecommunications Engineer

Health and Social Care, and Education

Moving away from the more STEM side of things, apprenticeships are open to those who might be more focused on a career in roles that are more people-focused. Health and Social care apprenticeships have long been available at the entry-level, but these have now expanded to more senior opportunities. Alongside roles in education and teaching, there’s a lot to explore in this industry!

Example Job Titles:

  • Teaching Assistant
  • SEND Teaching Assistant
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Academic Professional
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Aged Care Assistant
  • Youth Work Trainee
  • Social Care Trainee
  • Physiotherapy Trainee

As we mentioned, these lists are just a few highlights that we thought would be helpful to demonstrate the real breadth that exists across what exactly you can do an apprenticeship in!

There are currently roles available in over 40 industries! So if there’s something you’re really interested in by don’t see listed here, it doesn’t mean it’s not available. And remember - our platform now integrates with the National Apprenticeships Service.

So why not join the Springpod network for free and start discovering your future career today? We're confident you'll find something that ticks exactly what you're looking for.

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