An apprenticeship is a paid job that also gives you time to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

A traineeship is a training programme which incorporates work experience, designed to prepare young people for their future careers. They are most suitable for young people aged 16 to 24 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience to cope with an apprenticeship.

All you need to know can be found at:

Where to find Apprenticeship and Traineeship vacancies:

National Apprenticeship Service Find out about the pros and cons of apprenticeships and top tips on how to be a successful applicant, as well as search vacancies and creating a personal profile which will notify you of vacancies that match your criteria.

Find an Apprenticeship Register and create an account with which will send you notifications of apprenticeship vacancies that match your requirements.

Information about apprenticeship providers across the Tees Valley area can be found here

Tees Valley Careers

In-school support to find an Apprenticeship:

Workshops are organised to support pupils who want to apply for an apprenticeship. If you need more information please contact our Careers Lead, Cath Gibbins

Useful Links 

Here are some useful tools to help students research their career aspirations

National Careers Service

Tees Valley Careers

TVCA guide for parents and pupils

All pupils have an account on Kudos an excellent on-line portal with lots of information about careers and routes to achieve them.